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Mothers Day Memorial

post #1 of 8
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I'll see you on the Big Hill, Mom.

My mother introduced me to the sport when my oldest brother bought skis and boots for the family as Christmas gifts. I was 10 years old, the year was 1964. This photo was taken in January 1965 during one of our first try outs in my Uncle's back yard. Little did we know that skiing would become one of my my greatest passions.

Mom learned to ski as a child in Germany. She won many a race in the competitions held between the local schools on the small New England sized mountains in her native northern Bavaria.

Mom passed away a few weeks ago after a five year fight with lung cancer. I thought it would be fitting that I pay tribute to her today here on Epic.

Although she skied in her seventies, golf had become her passion and often played 36 hole a day after retirement. So if you care to reply, give her a golfers send off as well as skiing wishes.

I will miss you, Mother.
post #2 of 8
She will always be with you. My dad (who I was very close to) passed away 7 years ago. Although I have missed him often, in many ways I have never felt the great loss that I expected. He, like your mom, lived a full life and is such a part of me that I do feel as if he's still here.

As I said at his memorial, I couldn't see it as a tragedy. Everyone eventually dies, so how can something so normal be a tragedy? Sudden death or dying young is a tragedy yes.

As he said once "noone gets out of here alive!"

Peace be with you.
post #3 of 8
Great shot. Sounds like quite a lady who carried the sports-loving gene in the family. My condolences to you and your family.
post #4 of 8
She looks like a happy lady, Mr. C. You were lucky to have such an active and interesting mom!

Mrs. Crazie, may your drives be long and true, your putts find home effortlessly and your game be spot on forever. The trails are endless. Peace and light always.

Rob, I hope the memories of your cool mom surface often to buoy your spirits for years to come.
post #5 of 8
She sounds like a great mom and a classy lady. My condolences to you and your family.
post #6 of 8
I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Rob. She was fortunate to have had such a loving son and family. There's not much else that is so very worth having.
post #7 of 8
Also sorry to hear of your loss. But what a wonderful way to remember her! Thanks for sharing it with us.
post #8 of 8
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Thank you all for your thoughts. We are all doing well. We were fortunate to be with her in the end and we all had time to cope with the outcome. I just wanted to pay tribute and announce that another skier has moved on to unknown realms. Lydia Marie Buettner was a contributor to our sport in the only real way we can continue on. She taught me first, love your children and next, teach them how to ski.
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