Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mother's Birthday 80


母の傘壽祝に素敵なお花をありがとうございました。
花に囲まれ幸せすぎて少し怖いと涙ぐむ母でした。

赤ん坊の頃に胸に大やけどをし、12歳で実母を失ない、事業に失敗し相続した新宿の土地や財産の大半を手放さなければならなかったり、いろいろ苦労をしてきた母ですが、自分に起こった不幸は子供には起きないようにと願って今日まで生きてきたと話しています。

ひがまずに生きる、明るく感謝して微笑む、食事を作るなど、一人で出来る事は何でもする。

母の日課は早朝犬の散歩に来てくれる石田さんとおしゃべり。
おいしい朝食を作り、換気扇に向かってタバコをふかし、お昼寝をして午後は成城石井まで自転車で夕食の買い物。 成城石井の店員さん達とのおしゃべりも楽しいらしい。

お酒が好きで、夜遊が好き。お客様好きですから、我が家には毎日誰かが訪ねてきます。

今も発足60年「たそがれ会」と新宿ペチカ閉店に集まった人々と「居酒屋会」を作り、飲み歩く仲間も持っていて、朝帰りも時々。

I-padで麻雀ゲームをして、犬のダイエット食(おから入り野菜)を作り、時折訪れる孫や曾孫、娘や息子の世話をする毎日。

「どんな人にも同じ態度、毎日を普通にすごせる事が一番。」と今もタバコを吸って話しています。
「今晩のご飯何にする?」

Thank you for the flowers for my mother’s birthday.
My mother was touched with tears.
Her chest was burned when she was a baby and she lost her mother at the age of 12. She lost her business so had to sell her land and most of her heritage. She had some hard times in her life but she has lived with wishes that these incidents happened to her would not happen to her children. Her motto is “not to envy others”, “be cheerful and smile with appreciation”, “be independent”, “cook everyday”
Her morning starts with cheerful conversation with Ishida san, a dog care-taker, making delicious breakfast, smoking towards ventilation, taking nap in the afternoon, and then, going to the supermarket riding her bicycles. She also enjoys talking with shop staff in the supermarket.
She likes drinking,and talking to friends so we have guests at home everyday. She has regular gatherings with friends at night, so enjoyable that she’d come back home after mid-night. She plays mahjong on i-pad and cooks diet meal for her dog, and takes care of grandchildren and great grandchildren when they visit her.
She says ‘I take the same attitude to everybody, and it is most important to spend ordinary day everyday’ and she smokes. She asks “what do you want to eat tonight?”