98.1 WOGL is celebrating Mother’s Day with our fans this Sunday, May 14th. For everything our moms do for us, they certainly deserve a week, if not longer.
Some of our on-air personalities took the time to share some special thoughts with WOGL.com as they express memories, stories and thanks for their mothers and their children.
Enjoy the stories of some of your favorite personalities’ connections to their mothers and kids as you get set to celebrate Mother’s Day as well.
She’s the typical Italian Jersey Mom: fastidiously neat, a great cook and an over-achiever. My Mom worked a full-time job, was my class Mom, a Scout Mom, was my Brownie Mom, Twirling Mom, my personal cheering section at my softball games and an active PTA member. Thus, teaching me from my earliest memory that multi-tasking is not something you shouldn’t strive to do; you just do it.
Both of my parents never ever sat still. If they weren’t working to keep a roof over me and my brother, they were somehow involved in one of our many activities; and never once was I restricted from anything because “I was a girl.”
I have a lot to thank my Mom (Rosalie) for. So, if this is my opportunity, “Thanks, Mom”. I only hope I can one day take care of you the way you’ve cared for me. xo
My mom loved gardening. She would grow all kinds of fresh produce in our large backyard…corn, carrots, peas, potatoes, radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, etc. Plus we had a few different fruit trees….cherry, apple, and apricot. She loved to make her own jelly and preserves and had a killer dill pickle recipe! My mom always used to say, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”.
Fun fact about my mom-
She’s been playing the violin since she was 12 years old. She played her 1st solo during her 8th grade graduation and then went on to play in the “Pittsburgh All City Orchestra”. As an adult, she played in the Sewickley (suburb of Pittsburgh) Symphony for 20 years and also at church. She still has her very 1st violin that her dad bought her.
One of my fondest memories of my mother is anytime I took her to see Gladys Knight and the Pips. We would always go to see them at the Valley Forge Music Fair and no matter how many times she saw them she’d always say how they were better than the time before. Whenever I play one of their songs I think about her. My love for music comes from her. My mother was my biggest fan and never hesitated to ask people if they heard of her son Harvey.
The day I became a Mom was the day I discovered the meaning of true love. While I appreciate my great job perks, which includes interviewing celebrities and live remote broadcasts from exotic locations, giving birth remains my most extraordinary achievement…without exception the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. There’s no more powerful love for me than the love I have for my son, Matthew.
Dorothy Madeline Mason came to Hammonton, NJ from Roanoke Virginia in the 1950’s. Pretty, tall and complete with a “Southern Belle” accent and attitude. She started modeling for Ideal Manufacturing Company and Wm. B. Kessler Clothing Factory. Also worked in the classic 50’s Soda/Sweet shops as a waitress in Hammonton. Believed in honesty and loyalty, telling it straight and working hard. She passed away in 1989 at the age of 63. Her beliefs are instilled in me and I think about her every day. They don’t make ’em like “Dotty Giorno” anymore.
We here at 98.1 WOGL would like to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. The care that you provide for your children helps them to grow into influential members of society, or into some of our favorite radio personalities. We hope you enjoyed these stories from our family to yours.