Happy Mothers Day – Stop Reading This.


Mother of the year Ken Furrer’s Mom!

Oh, man, you are so busted. Reading Woody boater on Mothers Day! Turn off the internet, and shut off the computer or put your phone away. You should be at your mothers house, or with the mother of your children, or something mother related. Now, you could, and I am just spit balling here, take Mom, out on a nice SLOW, boat ride. OR POST A PHOTO OF HER today so if your coaught reading this you can say.. Look dear.. I was just saying how great you are..


The Boatress, the mother of our two little darlings. BOYS, call your mother today!

Remind her of what a great Mom she is even though your children may have forgotten. If your Mom is still around, this is your time to call visit her. Go.. NOW.. Stop reading this.


24 replies
  1. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    I greeted her with “Happy Mother’s Day”. She thanked me but explained she is not my mother. Apparently both daughters have extended the appropriate greeting of the day.
    Hence I’m reluctatant to offer greetings to those not my mother. We’ll see what the Priest whom we call “Mother” has to say about all this.

  2. Alex
    Alex says:

    Here’s an idea.

    You could always buy “mom” a boat.

    What “mom” wouldn’t appreciate another boat?

    What “mom” would make you return a gift you selflessly gave her?

    Especially if you bought her a pair of shoes to go with it?

    …And made her a card that reads “it’s all a-boat you today, mom.”

    You could even make the supreme sacrifice of giving her THE boat you have always wanted.

    What could possibly be wrong about this?

  3. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Wow Alex, a boat is a very generous mothers day gift for a wife. I got my wife some cinemon buns and a lb of bacon.

  4. Bill Hammond
    Bill Hammond says:

    Well the Mother of our Children is out visiting her sister in Western Kansas! I did extend Mother’s Day greetings to her. My Mother is enjoying life on the Other Side so she heard my greeting this morning.

    I really like the idea of a Boat for a Mother in our lives! So much so that about 6 years ago I bought my wife a beautiful sail boat. She IS a sailing instructor so I thought it would be gift. She expressed appreciation and I thought she’d be anxious to get it in the water. We went all weekend without her talking about it and so finally I asked her if she really wanted it. She allowed as how she loved to sail but didn’t want the responsibility of caring for it. That’s why she belonged to a sailing club. So I returned it.

    My take away from that experience? Since she didn’t want a sailboat that gave me Carte Blanche to get my Constellation!!

      • Bill Hammond
        Bill Hammond says:

        Frank these are beautiful pictures. Where are they taken at? The first picture looks a little like Sand Lake!

        • Frank Miklos
          Frank Miklos says:

          Both are on our home lake , Conneaut Lake in Northwestern, PA. The location of the Conneaut Lake Classic Boat Show / which is hosting the Century Boat Club annual show this year. June 19-21. This boat started out it’s life on the lake as a ride boat for one of the hotels, (the Midway). They used it from 1959-1965. Dad bought it on my birthday in 1966. Oct 13. These photos were from the first time he had it in the water.

  5. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    I would offer a photo of my mother in a boat but I don’t think she was ever in one. Dad, I and my brothers loved boating when given the chance but mom would stay behind. We still loved her though. She could put together an awesome picnic lunch that we all enjoyed when out at Crab Orchard Lake near home.

  6. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Just got back from BOATING! Happy Mother’s Day to the boatress…..Matt’s greatest asset.

    and to all the mothers out there,

    John in Va.

  7. Frank Miklos
    Frank Miklos says:

    One more old photo , This one is of my grandmother on my dad’s side of the family… (Right) Photographed in front of a triple cockpit running behind her. This photo was taken somewhere between 1924 and 1927. I have not been able to pinpoint the year. But the triple was fairly new at the time.. With the background and other photos in my grandfather’s collection. location is one of 4 places Chicago area, Cleveland area, Erie PA area or New York City area. (I wish I knew!) I found this photo (in negative form) just a few months ago. I never saw it before that . I don’t know if my dad had ever seen it .

    • Cobourg kid
      Cobourg kid says:

      Frank I’m thinking the burgee on the runabout could provide the “where is” info , that is if the original print is a wee bit clearer then the scan … But you probably thought of that right?

      • Frank Miklos
        Frank Miklos says:

        scan is from the original negative. We have never seen a period print of this photo. I found in in my grandfather’s negative collection. Which runs from the mid 1910s through the late 1970s. I did scan the the boat in a in a higher resolution. Here is that scan..

  8. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    My first mate, Marianne, out for a Mother’s Day ride before the rain started. Photo courtesy of my daughter in the rear cockpit.

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