Postcard from Up North, circa 1976

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. — Joseph Campbell

(A mother and her five children, at the marina in Harbor Springs. She has given each one of us the privilege of a lifetime: being who we are, and being hers.)

(Visited 265 times, 1 visits today)

You May Also Like...

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. How blessed we have been in our lives with our Mothers. My Mom died on Mother’s Day so it is a mixed feeling day for me. Wishing Everyone a Perfect Mom’s Day.

  2. Thank you for sharing the strawberry rhubarb pie recipe. I’ll be making it this week for my son’s 21st birthday as he asks for a pie every year instead of cake. What a precious photograph that must be filled with memories for you and a heartfelt thought to accompany it.

  3. What a sweet picture…I love it. Happy Mother’s Day Mrs. Abood! I count it a blessing to have known your children.

  4. Happy Mother’s Day Mrs. Abood! Thanks for taking me in as part of your family on so many occasions! Love, Betsy
    (Maureen, you are ever the fashionista in the wide collar and crochet purse!)

  5. I love your pie recipe and it was perfect mothers day present.
    i follow quite new your blog and i just love it, as it makes me even more traveling .
    happy mothers day

  6. Hey there Maureen! I was sent here by our mutual Aunt Pat Abood. 🙂 What an awesome photo!! I look forward to reading more on your blog. I’m Pat and Dewey Asher’s daughter. (My dad is Aunt Pat’s brother.) It’s nice to go online and see family! What are we…second cousins? Nice to see you!


    1. Hello there Andrea! What a great connection–thanks so much for taking time to comment and I look forward to staying in touch here. Love Aunt Pat’s family…you’re all special!

  7. When I read about your cooking and the recognition you give to your mom, it brings back all my childhood with my grandmother. Every word you write matches what my life was like. She was from Lebanan and had to move to the US (the whole Armenian thing and much to long to go into here)…. Would make a great movie.
    Food was the most important part of the visit. It took a crew to make the meals. The quote from John Campbell, ….everything seems like a similiar existance to myself. My grandmother passed away many years ago. She never left my mind or heard. Every time we eat lebenese we have come close to her cooking, but never, never any better.