January 2nd, 2009

My Mom was a real pissah, and I mean that in the best possible way. She died three years ago, and I still miss her.

She was plenty quirky, and could be tough. I knew that she loved me, and that? That was enough for me. I accepted her exactly the way she was. Hah. Like anyone was going to change her or anything. Not.

Whenever someone does something that could be trouble, I often say “I’m telling Mom”. Because it is meant to strike fear in their hearts. Even though she’s dead and all.

I was bantering with Angella last week because she wrote something about donkey balls on her blog. It was a bit of a surprise from her straight and narrow approach, so I immediately gave her the “I’m telling Mom”. She didn’t seem very afeared but she should have been.

My Mom had a boardinghouse at one time. This meant that there were up to ten working men who took meals and lodged at the house. She had to get up very early to make their lunches and breakfast. I know this because I helped her. It was quite the production line, but always fun, because we did it together.

If payday came in the middle of the week, some of the boarders would bring booze up to their rooms, play guitar, and generally get wasted.

Mom would holler up the stairs that they had to keep it down because she had to get up early. She wasn’t kidding.

When does a drunk person ever keep it down? The noise, I mean.

I’ll tell you when. Mom threatened after the first warning that the next time she would come upstairs, haul down the drawers of the offender, and slap his arse.

Yes, grown men.

That’s exactly what happened. She administered a spanking on a grown man’s bare arse in front of his buddies. They all started snickering, but stopped instantly when she turned her fury on them and pointed.

“If you keep it up, you’re next.”

It became very quiet that night. After that, all she had to do was holler once upstairs, and the party, it was over.

Told you she was a pissah.

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24 Responses to “I’m Telling Mom”

Miss Ash Says:

OMGoddess I LOVE your mom!!!

How funny!


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Memarie Lane Says:

I like your new header.

My mom couldn’t strike fear into the heart of a housefly.

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teeni Says:

Now, seeing your strong personality, this somehow doesn’t surprise me one bit. It still makes me laugh, but doesn’ t surprise me and I bet you get a lot of strength of character from your mom. I’m sorry she is no longer living, but I’m glad she was and is such a big part of your life and helped make you who you are! Hugs to you!

lceel Says:

I like your Mom. She seems a lot like mine. We used to have a tavern. (Several, actually, over time.) Mom would drink them under the table. She shoot pool and take their money. And if they got obnoxious, she literally throw them out of the tavern on their ear. No one – and I mean NO ONE – messed with Mom.

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Linda Says:


I’d have liked toav been a fly on that wall. But I wouldn’t cross her either. My mom was a little like that as well.

HEY! Great job on your site! I love it!

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Jenn FL Says:

Love the new look!!!

Also, I think I love your Mum. She sounds so much like the one who raised me.

I’d be scared …. lol.

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Talina Says:

That is too freaking funny! She spanked a drunk grown man? Wow, I would have loved to witness that.

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Angella Says:

Aha! I see where you get your feistiness from ;)

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old knudsen Says:

Oh no a woman spanking my bare bum, I would have been bad a lot.

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old knudsen Says:

Will I get a spanking for my last blog title?

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Krissa Says:

Oh, your mother was priceless! I really mean that. And I’m sure your memories of her still are.
Thanks bunches for sharing her with us.

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iamthediva Says:

lol, what a lady!

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christy c Says:

You’re a bit like old mom…….good for you!

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Ree Says:

Like mother, like daughter?

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warriorwoman Says:



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Jess Says:

My best friend’s Mom was like that. Wicked good stuff, witchypoo!

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The Over-Thinker Says:

I love the new banner!! It’s fantastic!

And I totally knew that Knudsey would have a good comment on this one.

Your mom sounds like one helluva gal.

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Andy Bailey Says:

come to fiddle with the comment form to see what it is a-doin

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Jenny Says:

And you? Did you ever piss her off to warrant a spanking? Or was you a goood gerl?

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witchypoo Says:

Still twitter testing.

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witchypoo Says:

The cookies work, now I have two fields like Memarie Lane

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Karen Says:

Your mom sounds like she was a real character. Just seeing my mother’s phone number in my caller ID strikes terror in me!

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Kailani Says:

Your Mom sounds like a great person! It’s always a good thing to have a Mom that no one wants to mess around with!

zoe Says:

now a days she would most likely end up with a boarder who likes a good spanking….