Today is a very important day. Today is my Mom's birthday!
Happy Birthday, Momma!
Recently, my mom shared a story with me and my SIL and I wanted to share it with you
When my mom was in 11th grade, she moved to Millersburg and was the "new girl". She heard about a club the high school offered called Conservation Club. She thought it sounded interesting because you got to get out of school to do community service in the woods and at Wiconisco Creek. (Things like stocking the creek with fish, etc.)
My mom decided she was going to join the club but fellow students told her that Conservation Club was only for boys. "Oh yeah?" my mom said. She went to the club adviser and told him she wanted to join. And that was that- she was the first girl in Conservation Club! The next year, 15 girls joined. My mom was a pioneer!
I was in Conservation Club in high school and there were a ton of girls in the club. I would say it was 50/50! I am pretty sure I joined just because my friends did. I remember doing a boat safety day at a lake. I also remember stocking the Wiconisco Creek with fish. Afterwards, my friends and I went back to my friend Tessa's car and blasted NYSNC. We made up a dance while we waited for everyone else to finish stocking the creek. I guess we weren't that great at community service!
My mom has always been outspoken and she taught me to be outspoken as well. Here we are at the Women's March on Washington, 2017.
Can you figure out which one is my momma?
From left to right: Uncle Andy, Aunt Debbie, Mom, Uncle Rick
1985- I needed stitches! My mom was 28 in this picture and I was 3.
32 years later in Philly to meet Hillary Clinton!
Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you!