Daily Prompt: Guilty
I was raised by my grandmother from the time I was about 11 years old. So you can imagine what kind of reactions she had to what was going on in the 1960’s. I don’t know how many times I heard “they didn’t do that in my day”.
Couple that with the guilt I developed from my Catholic education. Don’t misunderstand, I loved going to Catholic school, it’s just there was always a lot of discussion of consequences to doing something wrong. And it usually had to do with hurting someone’s feelings. So if I had done something she would not have approved of, I felt her wrath. Mom had a way about her. She didn’t yell or scream at you, she just got real quiet. Believe me, I would rather have had her yelling at me.
We were always close. I actually always loved spending time with her. She was wonderful to me. I was blessed to have had her come into my life to raise me. But that being said, I was a normal teenager and pushed the limits like we all do at times. Needless to say, when I was grown we had a few laughs over all of it. Just like I am sure she had with her mom.
The funniest thing is, the one thing I still feel guilty about is when I wear a dress and don’t have a slip on. I can hear my mom saying “a lady always wears a slip!” I still own slips and my girls laugh at me because I wear them. And my response is simply my mom would be spinning in her grave if I didn’t wear a slip!
Mom had a wonderful sense of humor. I lost her way too soon. She died of cancer in 1977 the day before my 26th birthday. Love you mom. ♥