happy international women’s day!

Author: angiem, 03 07th, 2012

When I was a child, every March 8 dawned fresh and glistening. In our country it was a national holiday, a celebration of being a woman, a mother, a wife, and a colleague. Children at school worked on crafts and wrote letters to their mothers.  Men brought flowers and chocolates for the women in their lives. Mothers sent children to school with bouquets of spring flowers for the female teachers, and after saying, “I kiss your hand,” the obligatory child to female adult greeting, the flowers would be handed over and the teacher’s desk became a mini flower shop.

In our house, my dad prepared the breakfast on this special day. We usually had a simple one of chunks of homemade bread spread with sweet butter and homemade jams, or clover honey, a boiled egg on the side, and mugs filled with hot milk in which a dark chocolate bar would be broken into several pieces and stirred in until all melted. It was a delicious breakfast made even more so by the anticipation of handing our gifts to our mom, trying to guess whose gift she liked better.

So, many happy years to all of you, my beautiful, amazing females friends and readers, whether you are young or old, single, married, divorced, or widowed. Let’s live our lives fully and with purpose! We have come a long way, and yet, WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE to accomplish. Let’s go forth, and make the world a better place!

Love to you all!


12 Responses to “happy international women’s day!”

  1. Lori Says:

    La multi ani, Angie! Now I need to go and get myself some freesias — my mom’s favorite flowers.

  2. Ava Says:

    Missed you!!! Just when I was beginning to worry you wrote a blog! Many happy years to you too my friend!!! I love reading your childhood memories that breakfast sounds yummo!

  3. Eugenia Says:

    Ce frumoase amintiri! La Multi Ani draga Angie! Sa fi binecuvintata de tatal ceresc! Te pup!!!

  4. Jena Says:

    Same to your beautiful self!

  5. Elisabeth Stewart Says:

    Such lovely memories…
    Although pleased there is an International Women’s Day (to honour women past, present and future) I don’t really need one to appreciate all the wonderful women in my life - don’t know where I’d be without them!
    And, yes, so much has been accomplished but we still have such a long way to go. Here’s to – continuing to make - the world a better place!

  6. Christie B. Says:

    I love that you share your memories of such a special day. So special that your dad would make breakfast.
    I spent the evening among a group of ladies and had a blast. Lot of laughs while telling stories of motherhood and enjoying good food. Did you celebrate this year?

  7. Jessica Nelson Says:

    What a cool holiday!! Your childhood culture sounds so warm and inviting. Hope you had a special day!

  8. Cindy L Says:

    I always love to hear that the domestic arts and women who cherish them are celebrated. Wonderful holiday… wish we did that here!

  9. Relyn Says:

    I love that your family, your dad especially, celebrated this wonderful holiday. I love that.

  10. Be Inspired! Says:

    I smell the yummy brekkie…. still… years after, and I sense the love you carry towards those days long gone by! You are a lovely lady!

  11. Susan Tiner Says:

    Angie, I love it when you write about your childhood memories. What a lovely holiday. Here’s to living fully and with purpose!

    And I’m sorry I didn’t comment sooner — we’ve been away for the last three weeks visiting London and Paris.

  12. Bobi Says:

    La multi ani draga Angie! Hope you had a wonderful day -2 weeks ago ;).
    I wanted to say an Amen to the “Let’s go forth, and make the world a better place!”

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