Don’t go all Edgy on me Frank….

I love the movie Scrooged.  I often borrow lines from it, most of the time morphing the original (line) into one of my own.  Today’s title however speaks not of Frank Cross but of Frank Sinatra.  One of my Mom’s favorite vocalists back in her day.  Ole Blue Eyes.  He was from her neck of the woods.  Jersey.

She was a young woman once.  Incredibly intelligent, fiercely independent. She walked to the sound of her own drummer, which is to say, marching band.  She was a clark.  I know what that means ‘cuz I’m a clark.  But you may not so here’s the link to the Wakefield Doctrine.

She found herself, at what back then was middle age, about to have another child. She thought she was done with all that.  Not.  To everyone’s surprise, Kathleen was going to give birth one last time at the age of 42.   To yours truly.

Let’s face it.  I was a total surprise, yet she would always remind me that I was special because she and my Dad planned me.  I think it was her way of making me feel better for being teased for having “old” parents.  And who knows, maybe it was true.  I like to think so.

Today is your birthday Ma.  Martha Jean over at the FB posted a pic of the family when it was just beginning.  She wished you a happy birthday.  I don’t get it, the wishing dead people a happy birthday on a social media site, but look at me.  I’m writing a blog post (“I’ll fill you in when I see you.  Yes, yes I know technology and such has advanced.  No, I know for a fact you would not like the kindle or e-books or any of that stuff”) today pretty much doing the same damned thing!

I’ll be thinking about you today and taking a spin ’round the kitchen on your behalf.



  1. pictimilitude · July 13, 2013

    Aww, what a sweet tribute. 🙂
    Your mama sounds like she was wonderful…you make me wanna put on some Frank Sinatra. 😉


  2. pictimilitude · July 13, 2013

    PS, I LOVE the movie Scrooged. 😀


  3. That’s a really nice tribute to your Mum.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · July 13, 2013

      Thank you Lizzie:) Just to let you know, this comment was sent to my spam box. Don’t know why but I have a feeling you do?


  4. RCoyne · July 14, 2013

    Amen to all that. The world is a better place for her having been here, and better still if her legacy is acknowledged.


  5. martha · July 14, 2013

    I’m glad you added that you yourself were writing a blog – on social media!! Not that I had a problem with posting her pic and wishing her a HB. Wouldn’t she have just loved that – picture person that she was:)


  6. martha · July 14, 2013

    oh seriously – she was Mom:)


  7. Kristi Campbell · July 16, 2013

    Aw, I just got a little teary. It was the part about you knowing she would not like the Kindle or any of that stuff. Happy Birthday to your mom.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · July 16, 2013

      Thanks Kristi:)
      Yeah, she’d be like me. Appreciating and loving the “modern tech” and all just not when it came to reading. Kinda like Coke (a cola lol)- nothing like the real thing:)


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