Most of us will be celebrating our moms this weekend, and while we all know how wonderful and loving they are to us, how much do we really know about the lives our moms lead?
Well, according to a new survey, 89% of people actually say they know a lot about their mom’s life, but 72% of people would love to learn even more. What’s more, 67% of people say they wish they knew more about the life their mom lead before they were born.
When it comes to what we know about mom, 74% say they know where their mom grew up.Other things they know include:
- Where she went to high school/college (60%)
- The street she grew up on (50%)
- Her first job (49%)
- Her genealogy/ancestry (48%)
When it comes to things they don’t know, people say they’d like to learn things like what pets mom had as a kid, favorite subject in school, what they wanted to be when they were a kid, and info about old partners.
Because my wife loves genealogy, I KNOW a lot about my mom. You've probably heard her story on my show: she grew up in Frankfurt, Germany during World War II.
But because my wife loves genealogy, she always asks my mom more questions about her life whenever we visit. Recently, Boo asked my mom about the most famous person that she's ever met.
"Elvis Presley," answered mom, rather matter-of-factly.
WHAT??? My mom met the king of rock 'n' roll.
Yep. Mom was assisting at the Red Cross when Elvis, then stationed in Germany with the Army, showed up to give blood. Of course, there was a lot of publicity connected to the blood drive AND yes, Boo was able to find pictures of the blood drive on the Internet (but none of my mom).
What question have you not asked your mom? Ask her this Mother's Day!