Kirra Johnstone.
Kirra Johnstone. JoJo Newby

Keep it real and heartfelt

TECHNOLOGY may be developing faster than a 'viral' scandal but when it comes to the number one lady in all our lives, saying "happy Mother's Day" through social networking simply won't do.

Yamba's Bev Murray's eldest child is in Switzerland, the youngest is in Thailand, another is in Melbourne and only one child is living in the area.

But, she said, the jet-setting lifestyle didn't stop them from thanking her on Mother's Day.

"The kids are pretty good, I always get to at least Skype with them," she said.

"I'll ring my mum on Mother's Day and it's good to recognise the importance they've had on our lives.

"On Sunday I'll enjoy the pleasure of knowing all my children are capable and out in the world doing wonderful things."

One thing is clear from local parents - texting or Facebook messaging is a major no-no.

"A phone call is the least we should do for mum on Mother's Day, I wish I had the simple pleasure of still being able to chat with my mum," Sarah Paxton said on The Daily Examiner Facebook page.

"Always treasure your mum as one day she may longer be here for you to tell her you love her."

Sue Larsen agreed: "What effort is required to make a personal phone to your mum, very little?"

Mums aren't in it for the pressies either. Grafton mothers Kirra Johnstone and Cr Karen Toms said gifts weren't required, just quality family time.



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