After I graduated from college and moved out on my own, my mom would call me every year on my birthday. During the work week she got up at 6:00 in the morning. That is when she would call me because she said she wanted to be the first one to wish me a Happy Birthday.
On the few occasions this area got snow, ice, or other inclement weather, she would call and tell me to not to go to work because of the bad weather or because the roads were too bad. I would joke with her that I did not think a note from my mom would work with my employer.
My mom has been gone for years and I still miss those calls.
Mother’s Day is in May and in celebration the No Time to Read Book Club will be listening to audio selections from NPR’s Driveway Moments: Moms. Come listen to short tales for and about moms, some heartfelt and others just plain funny.
What are Driveway Moments? They are those moments when you are listening to a story on the radio and you just have to hear the end of it, even if you have arrived at your destination…even if you are sitting in your own driveway.
The No Time to Read Book Club is for those who want to be part of a book club but for whatever reason do not have time to read. They just want to come and listen.
If you like, bring your favorite quiet time activity to work on while you listen. You can knit, crochet, color, and even balance your checkbook. Of course, you can always just sit and listen.
We will have a short discussion following the selections where you can share your own mom memories or stories. Participation in the discussion is purely optional!
Meanwhile, please feel free to share your own mom stories here, whether they are about your mom or your mom memories with your own children.
What: The No Time to Read Book Club
When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Major Hillard Library
Karan works in the Adult Services department for the Chesapeake Public Library. She enjoys teaching computer classes.
She is an avid mystery reader, which crosses over to her television viewing where she enjoys watching old mystery/detective shows.