My mom’s name is Parthenia but everyone calls her Tina. She retired early at the age of 62. She was a CNA. who worked with senior citizens and mentally challenged adults.
She raised my 2 sisters and me all by herself. She was tough on us but it was only because she wanted us to succeed in life. Today she is the grandmother of 9 and has one great grand.
My mom has been cooking ever since she was a kid, so, needless to say – she loves to cook. Her doors to her home are always open and her kitchen is good to go. She will cook whatever you want – especially if you bring it.
My mom has always helped whoever needed help, always putting others before herself. She’s old school, too. She uses a flip phone that makes calls and takes calls and has caller ID – that’s all she needs.
Being retired means that she is on a limited budget, which means she can’t always get the things she needs. Her eyeglasses are old and wonky – they are literally falling apart. Her insurance only covers the eye exam and she requires special lenses that are costly.
She has Lenticular Astigmatism and Glaucoma – so they need to be specially tinted because her eyes sensitive to light and glares.