Uncensored Mum

My mum has been gone for 8 years. She died far too young. That said, if there is one thing I miss more than anything about her, it's her uncensored wit and sense of humour... exactly like Grace & Frankie. I don't know if it came with experience or with her social class, but I revered (as a male) her ability to swear in public like a pirate and do so with no apologies to anyone. She never tip-toed around anyone. She wasn't racist, she was just fiercely blunt. Her courage to speak up and be herself 100% of the time makes her my hero and something I long to fill the shoes of. She may not have had a lot of friends, but she didn't need it. The ones she had were loyal to her till the day she took her last breath. My dad's jealous sisters still talk shit behind her back, largely because they feared her I think and heard from her mouth what they didn't want to. Good on her. I don't know how she did it, but its the kind of bravery we could all use one in a blue moon. May she rest in peace.


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Jan 24, 2020 at 12:32pm

Sounds like an Amazing Woman !!
You should feel very proud to have had a great mom like that in your life.
Rare Breed!!
Sorry for your loss.
Love and energy never ends.
She is always with you.

Feeling validated

Jan 24, 2020 at 2:28pm

Feeling validated as a uncensored mother myself. Mothers today have to deal with so much scrutiny and it feels like everything we do is under a microscope.

@ feeling validated

Jan 24, 2020 at 6:08pm

It’s not a new thing. Mothers are ALWAYS scrutinized. Eventually you’ll realize that you just have to be yourself no matter what. You’re going to get blamed for everything that ever goes wrong with your kids anyway, so there’s no point in stressing out over every move you make. Take it from an old mom of many. : ).


Jan 24, 2020 at 9:31pm

“She wasn’t racist, she was just fiercely blunt.”

Sure. Right. Ok.

Uh, what?

Jan 24, 2020 at 10:32pm

"She wasn't racist, she was just fiercely blunt. "

so in other words... she was a racist.

also, there's nothing admirable about swearing or being vulgar in public. It's just tacky and rude. And, doing so "with no apologies to anyone" just means being narcissistic and self absorbed.

the people who upvoted this post should be embarrassed.

@ Uh what??

Jan 26, 2020 at 4:28pm

Lol....oh here we go "narcissistic" it must be the month of labelling people on confessions.
Too many of you and not enough like the OP mother.
Oohhh did I label? :)

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