Monday, January 19, 2009

mosses monday XVI...

a question and answer post, to date...

Mosses II :

Weith Kick said...
Q: Oooh, what an interesting story. I'm intrigued. Is that a weird thing for someone to say to you about your Mom? Seems like a strange, out-of-the-blue statement. (my neighbor's daughter had asked how my mother was doing... then made the statement that my mother never really did get over mike moss' death.)

A: my neighbor's daughter was a high school friend of my mom, and they have remained friends. i suppose my mom's and mike's relationship was epic!/? who knows? in a small town such as this, it wasn't a really "strange" question per se; but it was definitely out-of-the-blue!

(my mother front row/center)

SuzanSayz said...
Q: Oh what a saucy little thing your mum must have been.LOL. Could you possibly include pictures next time?

A: hopefully pictures are on the way, suz:) i emailed mr. moss' niece last week, and she told me i could come and look through the photos that she has and scan them. i'm looking VERY forward to doing so:D

Mosses III:

SuzanSayz said...
Q: Whoa, whoa, whoa, back up, back up back up here Dani. I didn't think I had missed an installment but All of a sudden I am lost. When did that sweet Ida Mae come into the story??? When did your mosses become so frail and sick?? You turn this right around now young lady and give me more info. I want to hear about all your years of learning to love your mosses and stuff like that. If I have somehow missed all of that then please tell me where it is. I want more details and I want them now!!!! I quite often feel like I'm not sure whats going on in this big old blogging world, and this is a pretty big one so if I'm just being dumb (heaven forbid) then let me know that too. I'll be back tomorrow and I will expect answers!!!!! Answers I say!!!

A: i jumped waaaaay ahead on this particular post because ida, one of mr. moss' sitters, had just died; and i wanted to dedicate a post to her that included her. she was special. further, i have actually jumped around a bit seasonally (for Christmas/halloween, etc).
but, suz, i did go back to the years of "falling in love" with these two wonderful people:) and i promise a worthy ending!

Mosses IV:

Amanda said...
Q: What wonderful memories you have shared today.
Mr Moss is a gentleman ~ how many men open not only a car door, but any door for a lady nowadays??!

A: amanda, mr. moss was a gentleman! in the end when parkinson's had crippled him to the point that he couldn't walk on his own (without the aid of a walker), he still attempted to open doors, take coats, pull chairs out for us girls, and the such! (in my opinion, "how to be a gentleman" is something all mothers of boys should continue to instill. it is a dying art; yet it is an art that makes a very, very good and lasting impression;)

Mosses VI:

(katherine's reflection in the baubles)

Amanda said...
Q: I love the picture at the beginning of the story ~ is that Katherine in the baubles?

A: yes, amanda that was my little katherine in the reflection on the baubles... an addition to the Christmas post of a very special thing to come;)

Mosses VIII :

Tabitha said...
Q: Another wonderful installment ~ I just love Mosses Monday!!
Katherine looks so sweet in that outfit ~ I love it!!
Are bugles a sweet?

A: "bugles" are salty, corn-based snacks that are shaped like a bugle. they are really quite tasty (and for my little kitty katherine... QUITE addictive, ha!)

Little Sweethearts said...

Q: I don't think we had bugles when I was young (we do have them now), but we did the same with ringelings. Do you have those?

A: tania, i don't know if others in the states have "ringelings"... we don't locally.

Mosses IX:

Little Sweethearts said...
Q: That's the picture from your wedding, isn't it? So beautiful! It must have been a match made in heaven with you being assigned to the same department as John!

A: that photo came from my bridal sitting, tania... my wedding pictures were a disaster. most didn't turn out well because it was a candlelight wedding, and flash was not allowed in the sanctuary:(
i have always believed my match with john was heaven made.
(not meaning our marriage is perfect, ha, just "meant to be":) 


Tanya said...

Q: i would love to see more of your wedding photos!!

A: here are a few:)

Mosses Monday XII:

Weith Kick said...
Q: Mr. Moss calls Mrs. Moss "mommie?"

A: yes, wk, mr. moss often refered to mrs. moss as "mommie" (with his southern drawl). he referred to her as lucy and called her "lucy", too, occasionally. whatever he chose to call her was said with all the love he could muster, though, EVERY time!

Mosses Monday XIII:

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...
Q: Can you hear me sniffling? That is so sweet! And baby Katherine! Did you just kiss those cheeks all day long?!

A: christina, i could have sworn i heard you sniffling half a country away from the lane, hehe;)  yes, i kissed katherine's cheeks on a regular basis (like ALL DAY LONG!).

Mosses Monday XIV:

SuzanSayz said...
Q: I keep picturing Katherine Hepburn, standing in as Mrs Moss. Am I close at all?
I love reading of your wonderful friendship with her. And of course Mr. Moss as well.
I am also curious. Where on earth did your mom live to manage being 22 hours away?

A: mrs. moss was VERY katherine hepburn'esque, suz.
however, she and mr. moss would more resemble george burns and gracie allen (though mrs. moss was no gracie; she was as smart as a whip).
my parents retired to new hampshire in the mid nineties to open a bed and breakfast; it was a 22 hour drive!


Weith Kick said...

Q: It sounds like a delightful time you had. How can you remember all this? How long ago was this?

A: wk, the valentine's tea was in 1995. i have a memory like an elephant! ha, really it's situationally photographic... i can usually remember conversations i've had word-for-word and can even remember what the people in my memory were wearing.

::Jan:: said...
Q: And who blots lipstick anymore? I never think about doing that much.

A: i know, jan, right? i do occasionally (if i get it on too thick). but, now that i think about it...
 i rarely see others do it.

Cheri and Jesse said...

Q: Have you ever thought about writing a book? You have a true talent!!!

A: thank you, cheri:) i'd love to write a book someday... however, i am not THAT talented. my mosses' stories just seem to tell themselves;)
(to be continued...)

love and God's blessings,
dani xx

ps you will find earlier entries in ascending order on my side bar entitled, "our love story":)


Amanda said...

I really like the fact that you have taken the time to answer all the questions that we have all asked.
Amanda x

Tabitha said...

Dani ~ those pictures of your wedding are just gorgeous ...... you look absolutely wonderful ~ what a total stunner!!!!!
AND that dress ~ what can I say ~ what a dream ~ love it ~ love it ~ love it!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing all these questions and answers with us ~
Love and Mosses ~ and the fact that their story has got us all asking questions and wanting to hear more!!
Love and big hugs (from the freezing cold UK!!!) XXXXXXXXXX

Tabitha said...

Sorry, that was meant to read ~ Love THE Mosses!!!! XXXXX

Weith Kick said...

Well, thanks for answering my questions and all the others. I'm always impressed when others have such super strong memories. Mine ain't so good.

Little Sweethearts said...

Hi Dani,

Thanks for answering all those questions! I found a picture of the ringlings:
Maybe you have them under another name? My sisters and I used to wear them like jewels on our tiny (well, back then they were ;) fingers!

Your mom is so pretty, I can see where you and Kat got your looks from. And what a sexky dress :p Wow, that back!


Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

I really liked all of the pictures you put up. You look very beautiful in your wedding dress too.

I need to read all of your Moss installments. I really like them.

SuzanSayz said...

Thanks for answering all of my questions Dani. And also thanks for the previous e-mail. I'm sure I will have many more questions for you come future posts. That's just me, always curious.
It's too bad that the WEDDING pictures were a disappointment. But the Bridal ones are absolutely fabulous! You were a beautiful bride!

Tanya said...

Oh Dani this is wonderful!!! Your wedding/bridal photos are just beautiful.. you looked amazing! Your mum is gorgeous.. she exudes style & grace.. reminds me of Grace Kelley!! I can see where you get your gorgeous looks & smile from!! thank you so much for answering these questions! I really love reading about The Mosses!

love & hugs,

t. xxxx

MoziEsmé said...

I'm loving the story - and the bridal photos are gorgeous!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I am so happy you shared the pictures! Your mom is lovely and I cannot believe I missed the Christmas Tree pic.
Thank for answering those :)

Anonymous said...

What a great post Dani! I love how you're filling all the "holes" in until we have a complete picture of the Mosses

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

It takes forever for the next Monday to roll around EVERY TIME!