Tomorrow is Mother's Day!! And to celebrate in an extremely biased fashion, here are my Top 6 mums of TV, Film, Music and Literature.
- Marmee from Little Women (Louisa May Alcott). The story of four sisters and their mother during the American Civil War is a classic. The libraries have over 40 different versions of this story, ranging from the full classic text, the abridged and simplified versions for younger readers, adaptations and modernisations.
- Stella Johnson of Harper Valley PTA fame. The original country song was written by Tom T Hall, was a hit for Jeannie C Riley and spawned both a movie and a TV series. I love the words and the message about hypocrisy. Plus it has a fantastic rhythm. Any Mum who can sock it to a PTA meeting has my vote.
- Lucille Ball. I grew up watching re-runs of I Love Lucy and while she may not always have got it right in the mothering department (or if she did it was more by accident than design) she still gets my vote as one of the funniest TV mum's.
- Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter series (J K Rowling). Who wouldn't love Mrs Weasley as their mum. Tough but fair. Warm-hearted but a little kookie and capable of embarressing you from a distance. However her ability to do magic to get you out of a tight spot may come in handy.
- Donna Sheridan from the hit musical Mamma Mia. One spunky capable lady, despite the obstacles put in her path. She has single-handedly raised an independent daughter about to get married and is helped in getting my vote in having three men to vying to be father of the bride.
- Mary, Mother of God. Whether you believe in her simply as a character in the Bible, as a figure in history or as part of your faith, stories of Mary of Nazareth are part of my upbringing and she remains a very strong mother figure that has to be included in this list.
So that's my list. Have I left off your favourite? Leave me a comment if you agree or disagree with me. And above all - make your Mum (and all Mums) feel special tomorrow.