Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy birthday mom!

Seventy-five years ago (that's 75, folks), a legend was born. The woman who terrorizes Democrats in the Greater Tri-State Area, the Scourge of the Editorial Page, my mother. Mom has been writing letters to the editor of the Amarillo Globe-News for longer than I've had a blog. And she has quite the following. We regularly get the, "Are you THE MARY CHUMBLEY???" question every time she uses her credit cards, signs her name, or flashes her driver's license. Legend has it, she gave a State Trooper an autograph, and she wasn't even speeding.

She has her own fan club, and not all of them are seniors. When we're out together, I'm not Angel, The Lonely Libertarian. I'm Mary Chumbley's daughter, and damned proud of it.

Happy birthday, Mom! Thank you for raising me to be a strong, opinionated redhead. I love you!

My mom's latest letter is HERE

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a masterpiece. She's capable of opinionating on the national level.

H

wirecutter said...

Now I know why Feinstein hangs out here in California. It's safe from folks like your mom.

hiswiserangel said...

Sometimes Poppy looks for cover.

Lisa Lane said...

Mrs. Poppy, I wish you The Happiest of Birthdays! You are a wonderful mother and friend, and I know this to be true, because your lovely daughter told me so! May you have many many more! You keep writing those letters...maybe we should all vote for you! MARY CHUMBLEY 2016!!!!

stevierayv said...

Happy Bday Mary.
Hopefully you get steak unlike Poppy.
Some peoples kids:)

Charlie Mitchell said...

Saaayy... does your Mom have 4 years she can spare ?

Anonymous said...

Love it when I 'meet' people who love their parents - flaws and all!!

Most of them, after all, did the best they knew how to do. Can't ask for more than that.

My Mum would have been 100 on March 5th, but sadly, I only had her until she was 95.

Thanks Mom, for all the memories, almost every one of them good!

And to your Mom who is obviously a Great Lady, may she have many more y ears.

Cap'n Jan

rickn8or said...

Happy Birthday Angel's Mom.

Anonymous said...

What a nice posting. Your Mom's letter is great! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mary!! Angel, thanks again for another great item.
Craig

pigpen51 said...

I bet your mom can still scare the daylights out of you. I know that I never said a cuss word in front of either one of my parents until the day they both were gone, and I was 54 years old. It was a combination of love and respect. Much like I am sure you feel for your mom. Happy Birthday, Ma'am.

Anonymous said...

(Belated)Happy Birthday,Mrs.Chumbley, and a salute to an honest to God real American!....and, Wise Angel One, indeed the acorn does not fall far from the tree (and don't go saying I called you a nut)....


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