Happy Mothers Day! (Rox Delaney)

Good Grief, It's Mother's Day!....Charlie Brown

I didn't plan on being late, but because it's Mothers Day and many of us reading here are mothers, not to mention we all are children of mothers, I started doing a little research. Because I'll get another stab at this month's topic later, I decided a blog about mothers and literature might be appropriate.

So here we go...

MEMORABLE MOMS IN LITERATURE   (Warning:  I did not come up with all of these myself.)

Cinderella's mom - Classic fairytale --- This would obviously be her step-mother and not on the plus side of the list. ;)
Mrs. Bennett - Pride and Prejudice
Marmee - Little Women
Mrs. Weasley - Harry Potter
Mrs. Darling - Peter Pan --- Certainly much better than Peter's mother, who allowed the pram Peter was in to roll away, while she was chatting with a friend about Peter's future.
Charlotte - Charlotte's Web
Mary - The Bible
A quick note:  Mary Wollstonecraft, the mother of Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein, was also an author.
I'd like to add one of my own contemporary favorites:  April Robillard in Natural Born Charmer.

But why stop with literature?  Why not add TV Moms?
(from my childhood:)
June Cleaver - Leave it to Beaver
Margaret Anderson - Father Knows Best
Harriet Nelson - (The Adventurers of) Ozzie and Harriet
Kathy Williams - Make Room for Daddy
(and later...)
Shirley Partridge - The Partridge Family
Marion Cunningham - Happy Days

Now is your chance to add your own favorites!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all of our WARA members, mothers of WARA members, mothers who are reading this and their mothers! :)


Joan Vincent said...

A great take for Mother's Day. Now you are making me think. I'll have to get back on other moms. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Reese Mobley said...

Happy belated Mother's Day to you, Rox, although everyday should be Mother's Day. My favorite mom is my own, of course, but I know moms play an important part in our lives as well as our books.

Since we're considered the sandwich generation, it's usually our parents or lack of parental guidance that shapes us into who we are. And our children who dictate what we do. At least that's how it works in my house.