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My Mom ~ Irene Rose McCarthy Petzolt 1922-1991

Lily of the Valley

Dom DeLuise - My Mom's secret crush!

1938 New England Hurricane - my mother always talked about going through this in Bridgeport, CT

I'm Irish, but more importantly, I'm from TIPPERARY!!

Quebec

Quebec, Canada

Alf - my Mom loved this show. I even bought her an Alf doll for Christmas.

ALF | Best of the 80s

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Your Mother - sp moving!

John Muir 1909 "Our National Parks" NY: Houghton Mifflin

Sikorsky CH-34 used through 1969 in Vietnam - made at the Sikorsky plant in Bridgeport/Fairfield CT, where my uncle worked.

John Stamos - it's uncanny how much he looks like my high school sweetheart in this. I hadn't noticed it until my Mom pointed it out. It hurts my heart a little.

Quiz #1 – Answers and Winners

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I planted this plant in my yard. We call it the snowball bush. Very pretty. Blooms around Mothers Day.

New England fried clams! My Mom and I would stop at this tiny fried clam stand in Rockland, Maine for the best fried clams, whole bellies!

Images for ipswich clams image search results

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Manhattan Clam Chowder - my Mom preferred Manhattan style over New England style, no one else in the family did (my father referred to it as fancy vegetable soup), so she'd make a batch, divide it up and freeze it so she'd have it while we had the New England style she made for us. Years later, when she was ill and living with me, I'd buy a can of Campbell's Manhattan Style Clam Chowder and surprise her with it for dinner. Funny how little things can mean so much. (Link goes to a recipe.)

One Perfect Bite: Manhattan Clam Chowder

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stuffed clams/ Quahogs - My Mom made the BEST stuffed clams, lost her recipe, but this is close. Also good to freeze after baking.

QUEEN Ann's lace - Farmington Maine *Mom and I both loved Queen Anne's Lace, so delicate looking!

I would rather feel bad in Maine than good anywhere else. - E.B. White, who was from.Maine.

E.B. White Said...

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