Mothers tell how they'd like to spend their day


May 05, 1998|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SUNDAY is Mother's Day, and everywhere people are wondering the same thing: "What should I do for mom?" No one knows the answer better than -- moms.

What does Crofton's Melody Boarman want to do for Mother's Day? Nothing. Specifically, no cooking and no cleaning. All year long, Boarman is kept busy working and caring for her family (husband Skip and daughters Shelly and Kristin). A few years ago, the girls gave her a sticker that read: "Today is my day off." Each Mother's Day, Melody puts on that sticker and enjoys her holiday.

Liz Coyle of Crofton looks forward to the little acts of appreciation her five children prepare for Mother's Day. Even hot dogs or peanut butter sandwiches are a great meal when they've been prepared by her kids in remembrance of all the meals she's made them during the year.

Pat Eller, office manager at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, wants to spend the day with her family. With two teen-age sons, she has come to cherish time to spend being together instead of running hither and yon.

Sue Bents, administrative assistant at Crofton Town Hall, remembers one Mother's Day that almost turned into a disaster. She was holding a Mother's Day cookout. A thunderstorm came up, sending her guests inside. She and her mother were in the kitchen cooking when lightning hit the house and the stove blew up. Everyone was OK, but dinner that day was cold food, which her sons helped prepare. Today, Bents recalls with a laugh that it took an act of God to get her help in the kitchen. She saw it as a sign from God to her family that mothers should not cook on Mother's Day.

Relax at tea

Epiphany Episcopal Church in Odenton has a suggestion for a busy weekend. On Saturday, relax with a friend at the church's annual English Country Tea.

The full English tea will include scones, an assortment of tea sandwiches, trifle and a variety of teas, served in china cups and saucers from china teapots.

The event will be held in the church's historic World War I chapel, at Morgan Road and Odenton Road. Tea will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

A spring plant sale will be held at the church at the same time. For more information or to buy an advance ticket, call Elva Cox at 410-674-4144.

Breakfast for mother

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Crofton will hold a Mother's Day breakfast Sunday in the parish hall after the 8 a.m. and 9: 30 a.m. Masses. Tickets will be available through Friday by calling the parish office at 410-721-5770.

Moms to be serenaded

Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to a Mother's Day Storytime at the Crofton branch library on Thursday at 9: 30 a.m., 10: 30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Children will learn a song to sing to mom and will make her a gift. For more information, call the library at 410-222-7915.

Crofton race sign-up

Registration is being held for the 10th annual 10K Challenge, sponsored by Crofton Kiwanis and the Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, to be held June 6. Categories range from 14-year-olds and under to 60-year-olds and older, and there will be a wheelchair race award. For registration forms or information, call 410-451-0573 or 410-451-2727.

Pub Date: 5/05/98

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