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  • She sent me to classes to learn to play tennis, do ceramics and sew. My mother sent me to study the Bible with a friend of hers because she was too lazy or unwilling to do it herself.
  • My mother taught me to cook, sew, clean house, and to believe in myself. My father taught me to dance, balance a checkbook, and to believe in myself.
  • Practically everything that I know: - perseverance - diligence - punctuality - thriftiness
  • how to make the perfect gravy - which I do, knitting and crochet - which I don't do, and how to hide sherry in the washing machine - which is our little secret OK? =) Oh! those life skills! oh right... all the good things you need in life to make yourself and others happy... she was a very kind woman.
  • Basics of cooking, and tolerance.
  • Sadly, how NOT to raise my children. =/
  • How to control my anger, how to be tolerant and patient and God-fearing.
  • She was a great role model for doing homey things and enjoying them...cooking, sewing, keeping the home clean. She and my dad entertained a lot..everyone always looked forward to coming to our home because my mom was a great cook and my dad was a wonderful host..all their friends ended up to be very wealthy..we were not at all..but she gave me a great view of what makes people enjoy coming to your home and I have carried that on throughout my life. One of my son's friends has a mom who said "cooking is slave labor"! That statement alone sounded so absurd to me, that I never really listened to anything else she ever had to say (most of which were complaints of one thing or another!) :)
  • my mother cooked mostly old "hunkey" food not too many people I know can, She taught me how to cook and mostly real homemade foods not too many people cook (Real) Halushki potato dumplings Machunka Backalah Lentel soup cooking basic (Ryoo) also bread, pizza, nutroll, popyseed roll and many others. she also taught me paitence pride and compassion for my fellow human. she is still with us but she s up there in age.
  • I love my mother dearly but her actions taught me that her way of getting things was faking heart attacks
  • How to fend for myself How not to raise my children How not to treat my husband
  • How to be neat, and to read a lot.
  • That if the going gets tough...keep yourself busy to the point where you're nonexistant to anyone that's in that sticky situation anymore. blah...yea she's never around anymore.
  • How to deal with adversity. She did so by example. I'd like to add that she taught me how to cook also and very well if I might say so myself. :-)
  • Treat her like a lady.
  • Treat woman like ladies, men like gentlemen and don't take crap off of anyone.
  • cooking Ironing Doing laundry House Cleaning Baking how to know when to just give in so as to avoid an arguement lol
  • Patience and open mindedness.
  • Treat (all) others with respect, work hard, be honest, and how to cook. She had me making gravy when I had to stand in a chair, next to the stove, to make it. Nowadays, I would NEVER put my kids that close to fire, but no one thought about it back then. But, I was happy because she WAS teaching me. She taught me ALL the basic good things in life, and she is still teaching me by her tremendous example of strength! My Mom has had numerous "lump-ectomies", chronic bronchitis, 2 abusive marriages, a brain aneurysm the size of a golfball, which, after surgery, took her over a year to re-learn how to write, think straight, etc., and she returned to work at her previous, excellent employee status! She is retired now, but still teaching me every day!
  • stubbeness and when i a mum not to be like her!
  • Absof'nlutely nothing special apart from the usual stuff like how to eat and certain other mannerisms that are part of me now.
  • I could survive on my own
  • Oh, that's a difficult one.... She taught me how to tie my shoe laces, that's quite important.
  • Not my cooking...my husband said lol.
  • She taught me to be generous and tollerant
  • TO NEVER EVER GIVE UP!!AND I NEVER WILL CUZ SHE IS THE MOTHER I ASK FOR AND I THANK GOD FOR HER!!
  • She's pushing 85 and works out 5 times a week-but is starting to loose a few steps: early in life-social skills later in live-survival skills recently-"if it's not life threating, it's not that important"
  • My mother taught me to never give up and how to be a decent parent.
  • My mother taught me to be responsible for my own happiness in life.
  • How to tell time and tie my shoes.
  • Independence, to be kind, considerate and to act like a lady in all situations.
  • The first life skill I can remember her teaching me is that everyone is basically the same. She said each person "puts their pants on one leg at a time". I used to think that everyone is better than me. What I learned from it is that everyone has basically the same problems and fears. I have since learned that many people have experienced more problems and challenges than me and that has made me more understanding of why people act the way that they do.
  • ...to remember who I am...
  • The following fantastic dinner recipe: Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding & Gravy Serves six. Preparation time: 3 hours. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roast Beef Ingredients: 3 lb inside round of beef. 2 cloves of fresh garlic. 1 tablespoon of salt. 6 medium-size potatoes. Utensils: Roasting dish with drip rack. Chef's knife. Chopping block, or board. Preparation: Peel potatoes. Thaw meat (sold tightly rolled and tied with string). Leave tie-strings intact. De-husk garlic cloves. Chop finely, mix with salt. Cover outside of roast with the garlic salt. Place meat in centre of rack on top of roasting pan. Arrange potatoes on pan around roast. Before turning on the oven, make the pudding mix as follows: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yorkshire Pudding Ingredients: 2 level cups of flour. 4 large eggs. 1 cup of water. 1 cup of milk. Utensils: 4 cup measuring jug. 1 large bowl with whisk or mixer. Baking tray with 12 cups. Wooden spoon & soft spatula. Preparation: Break eggs into measuring jug, and beat until fluffy. Pour flour into mixing bowl. Add beaten eggs and begin mixing. Add milk and water and beat until large bubbles rise. Pour batter into measuring jug. Grease each cup in the baking with vegetable oil. Fill each cup from measuring jug. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roasting: Puddings, Potatoes & Beef Put beef, potatoes and Yorkshire puddings in oven. Set oven temperature to 400 degrees Farenheit. Cook for 40 minutes without opening oven door. Remove Yorkshire puddings. Cook for another 50 minutes. Remove baked potatoes. Turn roast beef over. Cook for another 60 minutes. Remove roast beef. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gravy Ingredients: Dripping from the baking pan used for the roast. Scrapings from the grid that held the roast. Cup and a half (12 oz) of water. Dash of Worcester Sauce and/or Tabasco Sauce. Heaped tablespoon of corn starch. 2 dozen cloves or half teaspoonful of powdered cloves. Pinch of curry powder. A few drops of red chili oil. Preparation: Place roasting pan containing drippings on top of stove. Put cornstarch in measuring jug. Mix cornstarch with a little of the water. Add sauce(s), cloves, curry, chili oil, and rest of water. Pour contents of jug into roasting pan. Scrape drip tray into roasting pan. Cook on top of the stove at medium heat, stirring continuously. Remove from heat when gravy begins to thicken. Pour hot gravy into a (2 cup) serving jug. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Broccoli Ingredients: Several sprigs (8 oz) of broccoli. Cup of water. Tablespoonful of unsalted butter. Preparation: Slice broccoli lengthwise into finger size pieces. Place sliced broccoli in shallow casserole dish. Add water. Cover dish and steam for 10 minutes in microwave oven. Remove broccoli from oven. Drain off water. Add butter and shake gently until melted. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Salad Ingredients: Lettuce. Italian tomatoes. Cucumber. Radishes. Vegetable oil and vinegar dressing. Preparation: Wash ingredients and dry with paper towel. Cut off inch wide section of lettuce and break apart into salad bowl. Peel cucumber, and slice into semi-circles. Slice tomatoes and radishes. Serve with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Presentation Cut roast in half lengthwise. Remove tie strings. Carve into 1/4 inch slices. Thinner slices can be carved if roast is allowed to cool. Serve beef and Yorkshire pudding on wooden plates. Pour hot gravy over beef and pudding. Cut roast potatoes in half and serve with cream, butter or flaxseed oil. Serve buttered broccoli and/or side plate of salad.
  • Perseverence, patience, stregnth in times of hardship, respect, honor, doing what is right even if you lose, consideration, caring, courage, reason. Many more.
  • my father taught me to be kind, never lose touch with your inner child, and save money - he is a great man
  • Um...nothing. She was neither capable nor willing.
  • My mother was a very stoic and cold woman and she was a bit mentally ill as well. I suppose everything she did teach me, was inadvertently and accidentally, by her own faulty example I actually learned a lot more that I thought I did before her death. She was a good woman but a sad soul that was bogged down by a miserable man and 5 kids that he made it rather hard to raise.

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