The Greatest Mother in the World

I know the greatest mother in the whole wide world
She is 84 years old, her step is like a young girl

Her smile is sweet like an angel
Her voice is soft like a child
I love to see her coming
To share her love with me and everyone abroad

I wish you could see her each Monday when she comes
The love she spreads is second to none
She takes her steps with great pride
Because when she comes, she knows she makes a very happy son

She moved into a holler when she was young
And she game my daddy 5 daughters and 8 sons
Then she adopted 1 because it was fun

The one she adopted
Hoard was his name
He is the one
That came up with this Mother’s Day rhyming game

On her 84th birthday
She went to Florida to the beach
She did not put on a bikini
But she did soak her feet

Now this Mother’s Day Rhyme is coming to an end
And me and Hoard tried to outdo each other again
He started the poem with the 1st verse
I followed it next and it was not rehearsed

It is just the 2 of us, writing this, her 2 camping boys
But the rest of her children love her just as much
And we are not just making noise

I wanted to get the last word and I am holding the pen
So Happy Mother’s Day to Mommy and all the Mothers
From Conley and Hoard…THE END


“Memories From The Holler”

When James and I got marries, on December 29, 1949, he had been discharged from the army for a year or longer. They had some kind of program the men could get in to the chicken business. He ordered 400 baby chickens.

When we got married on December 29, 1949, he had about 200 laying hens. He sold the roosters and used the money to buy food for the hens. We were getting a lot of eggs. He sold them to people, to stores, and to chicken hatcheries. (Editor’s Note: I wonder if the great-grandchildren are eating the great-grand chickens….just a thought.)

He bought chicken feed in pretty bags. We could use the pretty feed bags for making quilts or dresses. The white feed bags we used for making sheets and other things out of. (Editor’s Note: I wonder what other things they made. Must have been a secret:) It took four white feed bags to make a sheet and four pretty feed bags to make a quilt top. I was not good at sewing dresses, so I would get someone to make me a dress from the pretty feed sacks. I remember one time, grandma came over to our house and she was bragging on what a pretty quilt I had. It looked like it had been pieced together out of little pieces of our house and she was bragging on what a pretty quilt I had. It looked like it had been pieced together out of little pieces of material. Grandma said, “That was a lot of work.” I replied, “No Grandma, that’s just four feed sacks sewed together.”

We started our life together living in the same house as James’ Grandpa, Grandma, and aunt (who was blind). When you went in the front door there was a hall. Grandpa, Grandma and Dora slept in the bigger bedroom, which had 2 beds. James and I had the smaller bedroom. Our rooms also had a second bed. When company came, they shared our room. There was a dining room and a kitchen. A large fire place provided us heat.

In the beginning, we all shared the kitchen and dining room, but later on James’ Grandma told him I wanted a kitchen, so he fixed the backroom up to be my kitchen. I had a safe (shelf for storing things in), a fire burning cook-stove, and a table. We did not have a bathroom, we used a toilet out next to the chicken house.

So when our first baby was born, I think we bought one dozen Birdseye diapers. (Editor’s Note: She thought they cost less than $5. I found that today, you can get 10 Gerber brand Birdseye cloth diapers for $15.) The white feed sack sheets would eventually get soft from being washed and hung on the line, so I would cut my old bed sheets up to use to make more diapers. (Editor’s Note: I’m spoiled and I know it. I didn’t know anything got “soft” on the line. I want my towels dried in the dryer because they are stiff and hard when they come off the clothesline.)

When our second child was on the way, James’ Grandpa gave James seven acres of land, just across the bottom, up from where they lived. When our second child was about 6 weeks old, we moved into our own small home. The house didn’t have any electricity or running water. We used oil lamps for light to see by. We didn’t have the house finished at the time. We had a kitchen and a small dining room. We had a wood burning stove to cook on. The living room had our bed, a few chairs, and a stove to burn wood in to keep us warm.

I don’t remember the date that we moved in. James, me, our 1 year old little girl, Mary Lou, and our six week old baby boy, Billy, moved into our new house. Later on, we had more baby boys and baby girls. In all we had 8 boys and 5 girls. Now, we have a lot of grandchildren, a lot of great-grandchildren, and a lot of great-great-grandchildren. A lot of people have also married into our family. I am thankful for ALL of you. God Bless You All. I hope to meet you all in Heaven, where we can all be happy for ever and ever.

God bless every one of our big family.

Mommy Conley
Memories from the Holler

Hello from my wife Tammy and I. That last story was a very good story. The last time I was at Mommy’s house I drank from the dipper. That was 26 months ago. It is what I do each time I am at Mommy’s. The correct way to drink from the dipper is get a little water in it and slosh it around to rinse it out. Then empty it and get a nice dipper full. It is a very good refreshing drink of country water and it has not killed any of us yet. The dipper is made of aluminum so the water tastes colder than out of a glass. Give it a try. Not only have we drank from the dipped but we have laid on our belly and drank from a creek if we was above all the house in a holler. Contrary Fork was my favorite creek to drink from. No house and a big flat rock the water ran over. I have laid down many times and drank from a ditch just to wet my mouth. If you are not ready for Heaven and get thirsty here, the other side of eternity is going to be hot and there is no water there. Not one drop. Now let me tell you the funny dipper story.

A rich city man was driving through the country and he stopped at a gas station. He was very thirsty. He asked the owner about a glass of water. The owner replied “We drink from that well over there.” There was a dipper hanging on the well. The city dude looked at the owner. The owner had a chew of tobacco in his mouth. It was running down one side. The city dude asked for a clean dipper. The owner said it was the only one they had and everybody drank from it. The city dude was so thirsty he had to have a drink so he dipped the dipper full from the bucket. He turned the dipper around and took a big drink right next to the handle thinking that would be the cleanest spot. The handle was almost touching his ear as he drank that cool well water. That is when the owner looked at him and said “Well I’ll be. After all these years I thought I was the only one that drank from that exact spot,” as he spit a big round of chew on the ground.

Happy Mothers Day to All

“Poem to Mommy”

I love you mommy
You are the one
The very first one to call me son

I love you mommy
for you and daddy have always cared
you kept us all healthy and strong through love and prayers

I love you mommy
even though I am so far away
I think of you and daddy each and every passing day

I love you mommy
and I always will until my dying day
I love you mommy have a Happy Mother’s Day.

“Poem to Tammy”

I love you Tammy
you are the mommy of our kids
I love you Tammy and I have dibs

The dibs I have on you for life
I love you Tammy and I am glad you are my wife
I love you Tammy and I always will
I love you Tammy as I sit each day by my window sill

I love you Tammy and cannot wait to see you come
with the little girls I love and the ones who could not come
I love you Tammy to the moon and back
Happy Mother’s Day Tammy stay strong until I get back

I love you family I am out of time
I love you family love till next time.

“Mama Conley Poem”

You have been Mama Conley to so many
Most people would have thought 13 was a plenty

Then there was another young man in the hospital to
He wanted to call you Mama Conley and you said that would do

Then he passed away and left this world of sorrow
and you knew you would be Mama to another come tomorrow

And as the years went by more and more love you felt
they want to be your sons and daughters and with that you dealt

After the tornado you went around to help all
They called you Mama Conley summer, spring, winter and fall

Then off to camp I had to come
180 miles from you and everyone

And even here you made friends a new
It did not mater who they were, they made friends with you

And even here whatever weekend you came
you made one more son, Hoard was his name

He saw your love he seen it from the start
He wanted to call you Mama because of that heavenly heart

You said it would be okay to call you Mama to
That is the kind of love a mama has for everyone through and through

Hoard excepted a little brotherly friendship from me one day
He asked what he owed me and I said “Nothing, I am just a brother passing this way

He has now showed me brotherly love each and every day
and here from camp we wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.

So Happy Mother’s Day from all of us who has passed through your family tree
God, Daddy and Mommy, you make a perfect three

We love you Mommy

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mommies I love!!!

“Mother’s Day wishes from the TWILIGHT ZONE”

This weeks blog is well wishes from your loved ones who are in the TWILIGHT ZONE. Poems, short stories and memories that will hopefully brighten your day. If a loved one asked you to check this site, your name will be above what is written for you. The names below will be the others that the writer wanted to wish a Happy Mother’s Day.

“Twilight Light” and his wife “God’s Light” would like to express love and well wishes to all of you and thank you for continuing to follow our blog. If you would like to comment they are appreciated. your love ones will see them. Okay, here we go. I will start it with a message to God’s Light.

MEMA! The mother of my children is lacking in no way. My daughters only have to look to you for a compass, a map or GPS to guide them down the roads, the highways or the interstates of motherhood. No matter how small the town the road leads to, what you do as a mother will work there. The large city that the highways lead to what you teach as a mother. It will work there as well.The interstates that lead to the metropolis’s where millions live Boo, there too is a need of your mothering skills.

You Mema have laid out the perfect course for our daughters to follow. When you are 84 you are going to be just like Mama from the Hollow. The example that all her children want to follow. It is because of you that my sons know what to look for in a wife. They have seen you walk side by side with me as an equal. My sons have seen with their own eyes or their hearts the pride you have taken in nurturing each of them into mature human beings. You have showered each of them with a proper portion of love and discipline. You my love have protected our children when they needed protecting and allowed them to venture out and learn for themselves when that was what was needed.

My darling you are all that a mother should be, and it brings me great pleasure to with you a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY.
Your loving husband:

“Mommy Conley in the Hollow”

Monday was a very special day. I got to see you at your best. They thought they could stop you by telling you that you could not move around. Mommy, they got to be crazy, You can’t shut the spirit of God down, and mommy during the visit your spirit was all around. Everyone in the room had a smile on their faces. We shared a secret, everyone of us knew Mommy was in the place. Your love was bouncing off the walls. Thank God I was there to see it hit us all.

84 years of Godly living they could not shut down. They should have came in the room and saw what the rest of us had found. A mother with enough love to go around. The devil can fight as much as he please, but every time he comes up against Mommy Conley he will get knocked to his knees.

You see our Mommy is a praying mother she knows what to do. Not only does her prayer cover her, but they cover me and you. Mommy, thank you for making us not feel alone even though we live in the TWILIGHT ZONE.

Happy Mother’s Day Mommy Conley



“From all the SON’S and DAUGHTER’S whose mothers passed from this life this year.”
Mama I had no idea what it meant to feel alone until I called you that first time and realized I would never again hear you answer the phone. I hope that Heaven is the place everyone said it would be, because knowing you are there is the only way I will ever be able to get over you leaving me.
I am sorry I wasn’t there walking you to your final resting place. But Mama, I am praying so maybe when I get to Heaven I can apologize face to face. Just in case you are wondering what kind of mother you were to me, if I had listened to you more often I would have been there in those days when you needed me.
If my tears ever stop falling or if my pain ever goes away, I pray I will never again feel the loss I am feeling on this Mother’s Day. Mama, there is an empty spot in my heart that can never ever be filled. I pray that my loving memories of you will help me to heal.
To all the Mothers who went to Heaven this year from your children in the TWILIGHT ZONE. In our hearts you live on.
God bless: “TWILIGHT”

“From Twilight to the readers in the free world.”
As much as I wish no one lost a mother while in the TWILIGHT ZONE, I wish equally as much that you all could see the level of comradery that is exhibited when the word goes out that someone has lost their mother. That word, “Mother”, has been a neutralizer in more difficult times, in the TWILIGHT ZONE, than any other word. We stop what we are doing and put our arms out to our brother who is in need. Mothers are respected here above all others. Our Mothers are people who never give up on us, and who never stop praying.
God’s Light and I would like to send out condolences to all of you whose mothers have gone on. We would also like to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers who bring love and happiness to the TWILIGHT ZONE.


“Sara Anderson”

Mama you are the best and I would not say it if it were not true. In my heart I believe Mother’s Day was made especially for you. First there came Roger and I’m sure you thought you had it right; when he was born you became a mother and earned all the mother’s rights.

Then William came along and you had two sons, how proud you must have been. Two strong sons to lookout for you when the twilight of your life did begin.

Next something happened that was special, that would forever change your life. Stinky Butt came along and your world was made right. Ronnie is a great little brother, I won’t deny him that. Nor will I tell my other brothers that it is true I am your pet. I’ll leave a little room for Pops. He has done his part and has a place in your loving heart. Happy Mother’s Day from all of us. We love you through and though and give our thanks for all that you do.

Stinky Butt

“Sara Turner Lykins”

It was only a few weeks ago that my heart almost stopped. Nothing seemed to move; not the sun, not my watch or even the clock. When I heard that you had been hurt all I wanted was to come to you.

Weston Blake, mean as a snake, needed his mother and I needed you too. I could see Whitney with big tears running from her eyes, and I won’t lie to you Sara, I also cried.

It’s only fitting that on Mother’s Day that I should tell you how I feel. You my darling Sara are the breath by which I live. I love you in a way I never knew possible. I really can’t explain, when I think of love it comes out in your name.

Happy Mother’s Day from:
Weston Whitney
June Bug


When I walked into the room the other day and saw the smile of your face, there was no doubt in my mind Chenise that I was in the right place. I hope my smile was just as bright. I hope you saw it too. I hope my smile said “Baby, I’m in love with you.” To me Khalil, Elijah and Lil Robert are proof of your love for me. That’s why I am writing to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day from me and our Big Three.

If tomorrow morning you wake up and the whole world has changed, the one thing you can count on is my love of you will remain the same.

Love: Robert

Happy Mother’s Day to the following mothers from Robert in the Twilight Zone…
Robin Holland, Morgan Swink, Vale Wills, Jody Black and Ronda Byer


Can you believe it’s been 14 years since you opened your heart to me? I remember that day. It was the first time I really felt free. I’ll never forget the way you looked at me. I knew even then you were the mother of my children to be. Then Kingston came along and that sealed the deal. KeeLynn, what we have is so real. You are the joy of my life; I need you at my side. The journey that we are on, it’s a life long ride. You my darling KeeLynn are the one I want at my side. Happy Mother’s Day from Kingston and I. It is my prayer that we will be together until the day we die.

I love you.

Happy Mother’s Day from the Twilight Zone from Spanky to: Norma Entsminger, Tracy Dawton, Terry Payne, Jessica Valez, Aunt Linda, Aunt Doris, and Aunt Brenda


It was only a week ago that I saw you walk across the room with our daughter on you your side. The two of you were so in tune. It was a beautiful mental picture that I shall carry with me each day as I call our children’s names when I bow to pray. You had with you on of my sons you knew I had not seen. That act of love is what I am looking for in the woman who shall be my queen.

I want to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day from all the children and I. You named our baby girl Legacy and I know the reason why. It’s because of the generations that come through her that you and I will never die. I love you Brandi, I love you with all of my heart. This vow I make to you on Mother’s Day in the presence of God!

From: Loves
To: Grandma Delores, Aunt April, Mama Jewell, Michelle Isome, Latrice, Evette, Aunt Rose, Nicole and Natalie


Since that day at the stop light it has always been you. Not only have you reared our children you have helped to rear my children too. You’ve actually done more than anyone should have to do. When I was gone and you had to take my place all was smooth with you and our children I never lost face. Pooh, you have made mother’s day special to me. You are all that I’ve ever dreamed the mother of my children should be. YOUR LOVING HUSBAND.

FROM: Donnell in the TWILIGHT ZONE to the Mothers in my life.
Ieasha & Ishawn, Shaheedah & Mahinah, Kaye Ennels, Kalilah Lawson, Laveda Ennels, Barbra Jenkins, Rakmahn Al Jabar.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you.

“Ellen Edmonds”

Mom, I know you have done all that was in your power to see me through. I don’t have the word to express my love for you. Raymond, Thomas and Stacie, I am sure they feel the same way too. However, I am not sure they understand the magnitude of, as a mother, what you are willing to do. I live in the TWILIGHT ZONE and your constant prayer is to bring me home. Carmen, Kevin and Camren are well aware how blessed we are to have you as a mother and grandmother, which is our greater blessing in life so far. We all have something we want to say, and that is Happy Mother’s Day. We all love you in our own way. Love you Mom.

Carmen, in no way have I forgotten you, the mother of my sons and my anchor too. I have no idea what my life would be like without you. I think of you in all that I I do. I would not dare stop without wishing you a blessed Mother’s Day too.

Your Husband Kevin

“A Mother’s Special Day”

So special was the day our daughter was born. Even more special when you blessed me with a son. The gift of creation is truly yours. You are a wonderful mother and we thank you for the teaching, guidance, discipline and most of all your love. Happy Mother’s Day.

Your family with love.

Happy Mother’s Day
Ayo – Queen City Finest


PROVERBS 3:15 – She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

Mama always told me “Son, you best go easy down that road.” and she said “I am sorry for all the times I could not save your soul.” I should have listened to her words a lot more before I packed up and I walked right out that door. No matter where I go or what I do, I can always feel her gentle presence around me, reminding me of the man I should be. I will always remember the feeling of her warm hands on my face, the love and kindness that’s in every hug she has given. The softness of her voice when we talk is all so comforting, she always says the right things and she is always there for Amy and I no matter what the circumstance may be. Because a mother is what she was meant to be from the start. So on Mother’s Day from the TWILIGHT ZONE, I wish each and every one of your mothers, starting with you mom, a Happy Mother’s Day. Thanks for all of your support through all that we have been through and what we are going through. And most of all for planting the Word of God in our hearts. You Mothers deserve every day to be Mother’s Day. I want to wish some of the Mothers I know a very very Happy Mother’s Day.

Mom-Brenda Caulder, Aunt Kathy Harpe
My Love Shannon Laney
Yvette Hodge
Wendy Rainwater
Amy Rainwater
Tonya Rainwater
Ann Rainwater
Jane Short
Michelle Goodwin Runyan
Melanie Crowley
Mandy Quick
Joyce Perhealth
Amy Perhealth
Jessica Parker
Monique Arp
Jenny Roscoe
Tammy Poston
Chastity Monroe
Chasity Stroud
Karen Laney
Megan Hancock
Leila Haire
Dot Jordan
Sue Jones
Megan Freeman
Cortney Ezner
Denise Gary
Wendy Rivers Johnson
Melissa Berry
Linda Sue Burr
Tish Payne
Trudy Hancock
Ashley Hancock
Hadley Hancock
Nancy Cauthen
Freda Miller
Yandy Quick
Louise Quick
Mrs Lillian Caulder
Vivian Gathens
Darlene Lovelace
Christie Lovelace
G. Mullinax
Jennifer Long
Mary Goodale
Kathy Hunt
Linda Wallace
Helen Smith
Stacey Hurst
Lisa Dean
Diane Hunt

To the ones I forgot, please forgive me and Happy Mother’s Day!

John Wesley Graves

Le deseamos un Feliz Dia de las Madres

Esta semana tenemos mensajes de sus queridos que estan encarcelados. Hay poemas, cuentos, y recuerdos. Esperamos que les traigan una sonrisa. Si le pidieron que mirara esta pagina, su nombre estara por arriba de lo que se le escribio a usted. Despues de su mensaje estaran los nombres de otras a quien el escritor quiere desearle un Feliz Dia de las Madres.

Mi esposa y yo deseamos expresarles el amor y buenos deseos a todos ustedes, y les damos gracias por continuar a seguir esta pagina. Si desea comentar, se lo agradecemos. Sus queridos podran ver sus comentarios. Bueno, empezemos. Empezare con un mensaje a mi esposa.

“Debby Houston”
Mama, it’s me, Nick. I’m writing from the Twilight Zone. I’m sorry this will be the second year you won’t get to hug my neck on Mother’s Day and tell me how much I’ve grown. I wish I could see that look in your eyes when I pick you up and you realize how strong I’ve grown. Tell Lauren I said don’t be jealous, she knows I’m your pet. What big sister has ever outdone the smile of the babies yet. Tell her if it’s any consolation, she is the best big sister in the world. But that’s to be expected. She was reared by my favorite girl. We both are pretty lucky to have a mother like you. Happy Mother’s Day Mama. I love you, I really do, and that goes for Lauren too.

Nick would like to wish the following mothers a Happy Mother’s Day from the Twilight Zone:
Aunt Diane, Aunt Sherry, Christy Schobory, Kelly Heeger, Christina Faehr

Mama, si hubiera un oceano entre nosotros, mi amor por ti alcanzaria cruzar esa distancia, porque la persona que tiene mi corazon estaria al otro lado. No hay suficientes millas en el mundo que mi amor por ti no pueda alcanzar. Yo se que Raul y Joel sienten lo mismo por ti. Nosotros sabemos que harias cualquier cosa por tus hijos, y esperamos que sepas que no hay limite a lo que hariamos por ti. La ultima vez que te vi tenias lagrimas en los ojos. Pense que eran lagrimas de dolor, hasta que Dios me enseno que eran lagrimas de amor. Feliz Dia de las Madres mama. Mi corazon, y los corazones de mis hermanos, estan contigo. Te quiero mucho.

Eddie le gustaria desearle un Feliz Dia de las Madres a: Martina Nevarez, Zorayda Santana, Noemi Santana, Janette Santana, Marilyn Santana, Raquel Rios, Beatriz Olivo, y Emely Lopez

Celialidia Socarras

Tuviste que dejarme por un tiempo, para hacernos un hogar mejor en este pais. Fue aqui que encontraste a Dios. No fui siempre perfecto, y no hize siempre lo correcto, pero sabia que orabas por mi dia y noche.
Yo observaba mientras que crecia tu relacion con Dios, y esto ayudo a cambiar mi vida. Ahora estoy entendiendo lo que es Dios, y hacer lo que es bueno.
Vladimir, Adriana, y yo te debemos todo. Nos trajiste al mundo, y nos criaste.
Te deseo un feliz Dia de las Madres, y te doy gracias por quererme siempre.

“Rene Yount”
I remember I was working in my tough guy role that day when you came walking through the door. In that moment I realized my life had changed forevermore.
All little boys dream about that one special girl that can rock their world. I found in you, Renae, my special girl. It’s you I want to be with until the end of this world.
I thought when you came into my life I had enough. Now I got Destiny, Josie, and Faith; Renae, this is that love story stuff.
Just in case you are wondering what this is all about; It’s about those three beautiful girls and the mother of our house.
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us. I love you my darling Renae, in that you can trust.
Love, Fred
Fred would like to wish all these mothers a Happy Mother’s Day: Linda Wright, Teresa Whitman, Tammy Yount, Joy Davis, Rena Yount (the best sister-in-law), Rhonda Hamby.


Se ha dicho que la ausencia hace el corazon apagado crecer. Yo no se si es cierto. Pero si se lo que mi vida se esta perdiendo sin ti. Alma, no tengo la menor duda que mi amor por ti ha crecido. Cuando te miro, no se porque no lo vi antes, que tu eres todo lo que yo necesito. Eres tu a quien adoro. Yo se que hemos tenido tiempos malos y buenos. No tenia a Cristo antes. El me ha regresado a mi hermosa amiga. No le preguntaria por mas. Emma va a crecer en una casa donde no vamos a estar separados. Nosotros le vamos a ensenar lo que es una familia en la presencia de Dios. Alma, gracias por ayudarme a encontrar mi modo, y llenar mi corazon con amor en este Dia de las Madres. Feliz Dia de las Madres, mi carino. Estoy pensando en ti, y todo esto va para Emma, tambien.

I’ve known you your whole life, and I’ve loved you as my own since you were 13. Over thirty years my life has been committed to you. You have seen me at my very best, and you have seen me at my lowest. Together we have cried at the lowest point, and rejoiced at the high one. Kathy, being apart from you is the most difficult thing that has happened in my life. Nothing will ever be right for me until we are together again. You have given me three beautiful children who are the joy of my life, and we now have grandchildren that I adore. I want you to know that on Sunday I’ll be as close to you as my mind will allow me to get. On Mother’s Day I’ll be thinking of you all day long. Kathy, I want to wish you the very best on Mother’s Day, and ask that you hold on a little longer and allow our love to heal us as it has always done. Remember this: “I hope we walk the last mile together.”
Your loving husband,
Lester would like to wish the following mothers a Happy Mother’s Day from the Twilight Zone: Brittney Reece, Margaret Calderon, Peggy Lyons, and Candice Lyons.

“April Reaves”
When last I saw you it was in the visiting room. What a special day. When you looked up and smiled at me my mind went to another place. For me the room was empty and we were in there alone. If only for a minute my heart was back at home. I wonder how many people get to have their best friend and lover be the same. You came a thousand mile to see me Boo! That’s my claim to fame. I hope you know how much I appreciate you April, that’s no line. You are the one person who is always on my mind.
So, what is this poem about and why did I sent it today? It’s inspired by India, you see because of her I get to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.
Love: Derrick

“Yvette Drain”
Yvette it was for this moment in time that you were born. The day that Mama gave birth to you, she entrusted you with the care of the next generation of our family that would follow her. We are all saddened that you have to step into that roll earlier than any of us expected. I know Mama is looking down from heaven saying, “I left my family in good hands.” Yvette is now the mother and Duane is the man.

We have all seen the wonderful job you have done with DeMarco, DeMeco, Nadia, and MacAuthor so we know we can trust you to stand in Mama’s place and do the things she would. This is the first Mother’s Day that Mama won’t be with us. We get to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.
I would also like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to Ashley, Chamere, Delanda, Lilly, Aunt Kathleen, Aunt Hazel, and Aunt Yvette

I know that life with me has not always been easy. “21” Years, WOW! You are the best Boo. I cannot begin to imagine what life would be like without you. Cerissa, you are my heart. I promise you that statement is true. There is no one I love more than I love you, of that you can be sure.
Sometimes when I talk to you on the phone and hear that you are down, I want to put my arms around you and tell you I will protect you no matter what goes down. You have given me 7 precious reasons to love you. Delanda, Neiah, Duane, Neirah, Chance, Lee’ Wayne and Marissa. Over the last 22 years you have brought me much joy. It made no difference whether it was in the form of a girl or boy; they all have something in common in their own way. They made it possible for me to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.

With all my heart, Duane from the Twilight Zone












“Mother’s Day wishes from the TWILIGHT ZONE”

This weeks blog is well wishes from your loved ones who are in the TWILIGHT ZONE. Poems, short stories and memories that will hopefully brighten your day. If a loved one asked you to check this site, your name will be above what is written for you. The names below will be the others that the writer wanted to wish a Happy Mother’s Day.

“Twilight Light” and his wife “God’s Light” would like to express love and well wishes to all of you and thank you for continuing to follow our blog. If you would like to comment, they are appreciated. your love ones will see them. Okay, here we go. I will start it with a message to God’s Light.

MEMA! The mother of my children is lacking in no way. My daughters only have to look to you for a compass, a map or GPS to guide them down the roads, the highways or the interstates of motherhood. No matter how small the town the road leads to, what you do as a mother will work there. The large city that the highways lead to what you teach as a mother. It will work there as well.The interstates that lead to the metropolisis where millions live Boo, there too is a need of your mothering skills.

You Mema have laid out the perfect course for our daughters to follow. When you are 84 you are going to be just like Mama from the Hollow. The example that all her children want to follow. It is because of you that my sons know what to look for in a wife. They have seen you walk side by side with me as an equal. My sons have seen with their own eyes or their hearts the pride you have taken in nurturing each of them into mature human beings. You have showered each of them with a proper portion of love and discipline. You my love have protected our children when they needed protecting and allowed them to venture out and learn for themselves when that was what was needed.

My darling you are all that a mother should be, and it brings me great pleasure to wish you a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY.
Your loving husband:


M – Matriarch – The leader of our family. The one who sets the pace. The one who speaks to God on behalf of our saving grace. Yes, that’s who you are, our matriarch on Mother’s Day.

O – Origin – It is from you we originated. It is from you which we come. In you the seed of life was planted and a new family was born. Fertile was the soil, look how we have grown. Because of your loving care no one in this family will ever be alone. We will always know where you are, we will always have a home.

T – Teacher – The very first word I spoke, it came from you. Mother you know better than anyone that this is true. I’m sure that word was “Mother” because my first teacher was you. You are still my greatest teacher, that’s something you will always do.

H – Homemaker – A professional who leaves the home each day, goes to work in a man’s world at least that’s what a man would say. She comes home and prepares the meal that nourishes us each day. For those of you that say homemaker is a bad word to say, how about the professional women that do it each day? It’s because of a homemaker that I’m here today.

E – Extraordinary – I know there are many letters that make up this word but extraordinary seems so small when compared to the mother of us all. You are the very best, created so man would not be alone. God sent his only son to a mother to insure a proper home. He also gave her the knowledge to know when her to let them move on.

R – Resilient – You can make something from nothing. You can take away our pain. You make us laugh simply by the way you call our name. You can take a simple meal that most would throw away and turn it into a feast I will tell my children of someday. You can take hand-me-downs and make them look brand new. You can take a troubled child and make them forever love you. These are just a few of the resilient things that mothers do.


M adre, eres lider de la familia. Eres la que siempre habla con Dios, intercediendo por tu familia. Pensamos en ti siempre,
especialmente este Dia de Las Madres.

A ntes que existieramos, ahi estabas tu. De ti originamos y venimos. En ti la semilla de la vida fue plantada, y nacio una
nueva familia. Mira como crecio lo que vino de ti. Por tu cuidado y por tu amor, nadie en esta familia estara solo jamas.
Siempre sabremos que adonde estes, ahi tenemos un hogar.

D e ti aprendi la primera palabra que dije. Estoy seguro que esa palabra fue “MAMA.” Mi primera maestra fuiste tu, y
sigues siendo mi mejor maestra. Siempre sigo aprendiendo de ti.

R econozcamos el trabajo que pasa una madre. Como ama de casa, nos prepara la comida que nos alimenta cada dia.
Muchas madres tambien trabajan, pero siguen asegurandose que la casa este limpia, que todo este bien, y que se coma
bien en casa. Por una mujer trabajadora existo hoy.

E xtraordinaria – esta palabra es tan inadecuada cuando se compara con lo que verdaderamente es una madre. Una madre
es lo mejor que existe en el mundo. Dios creo a la mujer para que el hombre no este solo. Despues mando a su unico
Hijo, y lo hizo por medio de una madre, para darle un hogar propio.

S abes hacer tantas cosas. Sabes quitarnos el dolor. Sabes hacernos reir. Sabes preparar unas comidas deliciosas con los
ingredientes mas simples. Sabes arreglar la ropa para que parezca nueva. Sabes que hacer para que un nino travieso
aprenda y cambie. Y eso no eso todo. Hay tantas cosas que sabes. La sabiduria de una madre es sin igual.

“Della Hoard”

It’s Where the Heart Is….

When I was a child, you tried to help me to succeed in everything I ever wanted to do. Even though I did not get everything I asked for, you gave me some of my wants. More importantly, you supplied all my needs. Each and every day, you would pray that I was okay… in every way. Your prayers for me to be all I could be were seeds planted in thorny ground. Times when I pushed you away, you could still feel my sorrow. Your patience, your encouragement your hope, your lessons… WHY? You knew that there was so much for me to learn and that there was so little time before this life slipped away.

Now that I’m grown, I sometimes feel that I’m on my own. But, I know that I’m never really alone. Regardless of what I’m going through, your love will always be there to comfort me. No matter where I go, or how far I stray, it’s never too far. There was always one place I could be safe… a place in your heart. All I have to do is come back home…

Thanks Moms!

Love Twilight(P.H)

This is the first Mother’s Day poem I’ve ever written to you. I’ve got to tell you daughter, I am so happy I don’t know what to do.
You have made me a grandfather twice over in the blink of an eye. You did it out of love of family ,there can be no other reason why.
I hope you know what you have done is motherly far beyond your years. Every time I think of it, it brings your Pops to tears.
To say “Thank You” or “I Love You,” those words seem so small. I’ll wish you a Happy Mother’s Day that comes from us all.
Pops, Roy! Richard and Andrew.

Your heart was big enough to help make our family complete. Louise and I are so thankful that you saw us as equals when it was time to do what was needed. You have been one of my best friends for most of my life. You have even formed a sister-hood with she who is my wife. Our son is flourishing under the care of you two. I am so thankful I don’t know what to do. I just say Happy Mother’s Day, my respect is great for you. I love you, and thanks for all that you do.
One Love, TWILIGHT (P.H.)


I don’t know if you remember the day your mom introduced you to me. I’ll never forget it. You looked at me in all honesty and said “You got a big head.” Your mama said “Nene!” You looked her right in the eyes and we all laughed. Well, I still got a big head. However, there is something very important I want to say to that little girl I met so long ago. Happy Mother’s Day. Oh yeah, and your brother got a big head too. Love you. TWILIGHT

It seems like a thousand years since we met. Who would have thought that our friendship would have lasted this long, not me but I’m really happy we held on. There has been times I needed you and you have been strong. I’ve never one called you and you didn’t answer the phone even though I was calling from the TWILIGHT ZONE. The way you gathered your sons “MDT”, and held them under your arms. That is the kind of mother stuff that makes you fall short none. Look at the men they have become. They have grown to be the kind of men their grandfather would have them be and he was the kind of man who always had the respect of you. It was their mother who guided them. Taught them to face life trials. You had to travel around the country to bring them together but you were willing to put in the miles. I couldn’t love them more if they were all my own. And I’m sure if I were with them we would all be singing the same song…happy mother’s day Sheri. My dearest friend. A friendship I shall hold close until the very end.

“Emma King”

My real sister, the sister of my heart, the sister that I know was sent to me from GOD. You are special to Louise and I, always in our prayers. We keep you before GOD because we know you want to be there. In times of need you are always there…one of the first to say how much you care. Your four children have all been nurtured and loved. However, its Cameron the 5th child I want to speak of. He was in foster care, a baby left alone no one really knew if he would ever have a home. You picked him up and took him home; but that’s not all with your big heart you have legally made him your own. Emma that’s mother’s stuff extraordinaire. Happy mother’s day from me, Louise, and all the children without a home. We know that it is mother’s like you who will make sure that they are not always alone.

I often seen people who mark they bible as they read the word. However, I rarely seen people who’s bible have marked them. You my sister are marked by GODS word. It is in the light in your eyes, the smile on your face, the sound in your voice. It is in the way you laugh when you are happy, the hugs you give when you greet the people you care about, most of all I see it in the way you have reared JW and AMY to love each other. These things can only be found in a true woman of GOD and a mother. Happy mother’s day from GODS LIGHT and TWILIGHT.


If you are have the mother that you are sister, Rhonda is truly blessed to have you as her mother because as a sister you are the best. I know you are a woman of GOD because of the closeness we share. No matter where Louise and I are your spirit seems to be there. You have a way of watching over us when we need you. You can’t find that type of GODLINESS just anywhere it most often comes with long hours of prayer. When your called to the war room to pray for someone in need your answer is always YES. That’s how I know that in you the father has planted his seed. Happy mother’s day my sister. I pray that this one is the best. Because of your kindness your little brother feels truly blessed.


Ms. Hunt, Louise is always telling me how you are there with a kind word. That does not surprise me because I grew up from child hood to a young man around you and kindness was all I ever heard. I saw you take two families and blend them into one. From Lonnie to Pop (Elroy) they all became one. For a short time while living in the same yard I got to be your son and if I live a hundred years I will never forget that part. I thought I would surprise you on this mother’s day and let you know your other son is not lost it just took some time to find his way. Now that GOD is in his life he is happy every day and he knows that to is because people like you continue to always pray that I would some day be able to find my way. Happy Mother’s Day Ms. Hunt. May GOD pour his blessings on you on this your special day.
GOD’S LIGHT & TWILIGHT( Louise and Prentice)


My son calls coming to worship with you “going to club JESUS” that within itself is a compliment beyond compare. A young man wanting to visit you because he knows he will find the son of GOD there. I have never heard anyone call someone’s home a more special place.
What an environment you have reared your children in, washing feet, praising GOD. Tracy you are a mother who is really dear to my heart. I hope some day to visit “club JESUS” and see for myself this place that is so filled with the spirit that a stranger can be his-self. Happy Mother’s Day my sister. GOD will continue to bless you. I know these are difficult times but you know like I with prayer he will see you through. We who all love you are in the WAR ROOM praying with you.


“Gee Gee”

I’ll never forget when you told me that Aden was on the way, and that I was one of the first to know what a special day. You were going to be a mother, “WOW”, that was exciting to me because I already knew what kind of mother you would surely be.

Happy Mother’s Day Gee. I mean this from my heart. You are a wonderful mother and you have been from the start.

Love: Pops

“Lashon Bridges”
I remember the day I met you; you were sticking out from under a 5 ton truck. I knew my brother had struck gold, he had found a woman who was made out of the same kind of stuff. Then you rolled out with grease and oil on your face. It made no difference, I could see the love on Ather’s face. To him in that moment you were the most beautiful thing in the place. It wasn’t long before you and Ather went away to war and left Chris and Marcus in our care, saying to me here is the most precious people in my life take of them and treat them right. I can’t tell you what it meant to me the level of trust you had shown there.
Happy Mother’s Day Shon and thanks for all you had done. Now your family has really grown and when it comes to mothers you are second to none. One love you brother.
God’s Light and Twilight (Louise and Prentice)

Hello sis. It’s been a while, I think I’ll do what big brothers do. Take a minute on this, your special day and say; Gloria Ann, we love you. Me and your sister too. Mother’s Day is a special day because we men get to say what’s in our hearts. Get it stamped in our book of life and signed off on by God.
Vanity and Jerric (Jerrell) are grown and have gone their own way. That takes nothing away from the fact that you have cared for and protected them until this very day. Louise and I send out love. I personally hope you know why. It’s Mother’s Day and we are family you and I.
Twilight and God’s Light (Prentice and Louise)

“Nikki, Nicole Granger”
I shouldn’t have to tell you, but you have a very special place in my heart. On a night when I would have been heartbroken you stood in my place with the woman most dear to my heart. Baby sisters are special, Nikki, you are one of a kind. I can’t think of anyone I would rather have as my little sister, I’ll love you for all times. I look forward to telling Tommisha, Teresa, Sheneka, Iesha and Jeremy the story of how you won my heart. In these words of encouragement your children too play a part. It is because of them that on Mother’s Day you are shining like a STAR. Happy Mother’s Day from the Hoard family.
God’s Light and Twilight (Louise and Prentice)

 “MY MOTHER LIST” Margaret Stevenson, Jacqueline Loran, Gloria Cryer, Odessa smith, Aunt Peaches, Mrs Fannie Rose, Sandra Hoard, Shell Hoard, Lisa Hoard, Rosie Hoard, Aunt Sue, Aunt Hazel, Aunt Cathy, Aunt Mattie, Aunt Helen, Aunt Dorothy, Carrie Moore, Mary Jordan, Marilyn Hoard. Mrs. Diggie, Jessie Jessie Bridges. Aunt Shirley, Betty & Tissue Burgess, Cathy Mathis, Aunt Fay, Chell Kelly,Suzy hall, Susie Holmes, Lois Jones, Laura Simmons, Sharon Small, Valerie Snipe, Patrice Stevenson, Vicki White,Phaylor Whitfield, Mary Moore, Mo. Ervin, and all the mothers who touched my life.

One Love P.H (Twilight)



Monica & Joyce

It’s said that a woman can’t rear a man; I know better than anyone that is not true. What you and grandma did is my living proof. I’m 6’1″ weighing 300 lbs. My size has absolutely nothing to do with the man I am. It was the two of you who taught me the correct way a man should stand. You taught me about responsibility, to that my children can attest. I’ve worked hard at what I do to give them the very best. I understand that the title “Man” is not a rite of passage when you turn 21. It is the maturity that you show when you move beyond. Who better to teach a man what he should know, than the one who can tell him how to treat the one where his seed shall grow? You even took me in the kitchen and let me stand by your side, taught me how to cook so if need-be, for children I could provide. You two are more than capable of rearing a man. The reason I know is because here I stand. Happy Mother’s Day. I Love You, Mama and Grand-Ma.
Love, Sean


You have done a wonderful job with the children since I’ve been gone. I had no idea when you allowed me into your life that you were so strong. I watched our children under your tutelage, they are bright, intelligent and wise. Amaia at 3 can count to twenty and spell her name, all of which speaks to your claim to fame.

Yes, in my voice what you heard was a father’s pride. Arie at 7 months is special in her own way. She says hi, waves her hand and she understands what it is she is saying. When she says “Da Da” my heart almost leaps from my chest. It’s all because of you Paige and when it comes to mothering, you’re the best. There is no one I would rather be wishing a Happy Mother’s Day too. It is my way of saying how very much I love you.

To: Judy, Tammie, Katie, Norma and Karen


Mother’s Day is around the corner and you are on my mind. Why? Because you are a very special mother; I could even go as far as to say you are one of a kind. I’ve been wondering what I should give you, wondering what I should do. Wondering if I gave all of myself if that would do.

Happy Mother’s Day Kennet and I mean this from my heart. I’ll walk through that door where our lives will never part and it’s Mother’s Day Kennet that I intend to start.

Daniel ‘Poppa Bear loves you.”


I know you won’t believe this but I can remember it to the day in October 2003, when prosperity came into my life. When you came my way my heart stood still for a moment. I could barely breathe. Somehow I new it right then, that you would fulfill my needs.

Eight and 1 half years later, your light would truly shine. You gave me Kinison and she is the light of mine. Yes Erica you are special and dear to my heart. The one that God sent to me because he knew our lives would never part.

Happy Mother’s Day my darling Erica, thank you for standing by me. Thank you for being true to your word. Thank you for loving me, the mother of my daughter. Mother is the most beautiful word I’ve ever heard.

“Aunt Kathy”

I just thought I’d take half a minute to say Happy Mother’s Day to you since Uncle Tommy and I look so much alike. I thought it was the least I could do. I’ve heard wonderful things about the mother that you are and the love you had for your son surely came from heaven above.

All of the beautiful things that you did in memory of Ben’s name, is one of the things that will stand out when the father calls your name. Do you remember that day when we all gathered outside in your back yard and we shared memories of Ben as if we were talking about him to our Father God? That was a story told to me and a memory I will have for a lifetime, of a lady named Aunt Kathy who was so loving and kind.

From Twilight and Amy












A real man never hurts a woman be very careful when you make a woman cry, because GOD counts her tears.

Comes out of a mans rib, not from his feet to be walked on, and not from his head to be superior, but from
his side to be equal.
Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.
BY: Unknown
Posted JW