Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 11, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 11, 2024

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by Deanne Davis

6-Day Forecast Sierra Madre, Ca.

“They carry us beneath their hearts,

That’s how every new life starts.

The beating of our mother’s heart,

The first sound that we hear.

Love and peace surround us...

And very near.

Your mother, my mother,

And Mary....the mother of….God.” *

*Lyrics from “Your Mother, My Mother” – Star of Wonder – 
A Christmas Musical

Book & Lyrics by Deanne Davis, Music by David Wheatley.

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. I’m thinking champagne, Eggs 
Benedict and how blessed our family is. So many great 
mothers. Last year at this time we were meeting the newest 
member of our family, Brannan Johnson, whose mother 
is my delightful granddaughter, Ashley. The picture is of 
Brannan, who is just days short of one. He was having the 
best time ever at Costco. This time next year, we will add 
granddaughter, Nicole, the whale wrangler at Sea World, 
to the list of mothers as she and her husband, Chris, are 
expecting a baby at the end of September.

I’m doing Blue Mountain cards to all the moms in our family. 
I have kept some of my Mother’s Day cards from previous 
years. The words on these are so encouraging, so loving, so 
worth repeating…

“To my mother. We all need someone to believe in us…in 
who we are and in all we can become. Someone to cheer, 
encourage, comfort and guide us…to give us the confidence 
we need to believe in ourselves and in our potential to reach 
our dreams. Thank you for being my someone. May you 
know how much your love and support mean to me and 
always will.”

I will miss being with all the mothers in my family, who are 
numerous, probably just like your family. But, dear friends 
and neighbors, our hearts are always connected. We are 
never truly apart as the ties of love are very strong. God 
made us that way. And, speaking of God, I think the best 
essay ever about mothers was written by Erma Bombeck 
around 1974. I share this with you each year as I think it’s 
just the perfect thing to say on Mother’s Day.

“When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into 
His sixth day of “overtime” when one of His angels appeared 
and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

 And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order?” 
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 
moveable parts…all replaceable. Run on black coffee and 
leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A 
kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a

disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands.” 

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of 
hands…. no way.” “It’s not the hands that are causing me 
problems,” God remarked, “it’s the three pairs of eyes that 
mothers have to have.” “That’s on the standard model?” 
asked the angel. God nodded. “One pair that sees through 
closed doors when she asks, ‘What are you kids doing in 
there?’ when she already knows. Another here in the back 
of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to 
know, and, of course, the ones here in front that can look at 
a child when he goofs up and say, ‘I understand and I love 
you’ without so much as uttering a word.”

“God,” said the angel touching his sleeve gently, “Get some 
rest and look at it again tomorrow….” “I can’t,” said God, 
“I’m so close to creating something so close to myself. 
Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick…can 
feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger…and can 
get a nine-year-old to stand under a shower.”

The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. “It’s too 
soft,” she sighed.

“But tough!” said God excitedly. “You can’t imagine what 
this mother can do or endure.”

“Can it think?”

“Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise,” 
said the Creator.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the 

“There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told You that You were 
trying to put too much into this


“It’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s it for?”

“It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and 

“You are a genius,” said the angel.

Somberly, God said, “I didn’t put it there.””

Erma Bombeck, When God Created Mothers.

I’m wishing each of you a Happy Mother’s Day. Make phone 
calls, send a beautiful bouquet, send texts, and say I love 
you! Say it a lot! May God bless all the mothers we know.

“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces 
of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did 
care for pie.” Tenneva Jordan

My book page: Deanne Davis

Where you’ll find the Emma Gainsworth Kindle novelettes, 

Along with other goodies like 

“A Treasure Map, A Drunken Owl

And 47 Rattlers in A Bag” True Tales of Early California

 Sun Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Mon: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Wed: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Thur: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Fri: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service




MAY 14, 2024 5:30pm


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