Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Dooney's Journey - A Tribute to My Mother

I love the bag.
Thanks. I love your plume.

If you've read my recent FB posts, you might be wondering what's with the orange Dooney bag.


In April a co-worker bought my orange Dooney's cousin in green.
She was an instant success and everyone wanted one. Two days later,
my husband and I were on our way to the Dooney & Bourke outlet in
Vero Beach, FL. where 21 pre-ordered bags were waiting for us.

The New York segment

Several months ago my sister, my husband and I, and our good friend, Rochelle planned a trip to NYC in my mother's honor. My mother, a true native New Yorker passed away last year at 96. She never drove a car and walked everywhere. Before she retired, she worked for US customs at the WTC and shopped the streets of lower Manhattan. Back then, her favorite shopping was done on Nassau Street. Even before it was a popular walk, she loved to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and catch the subway home. No doubt  her walking contributed to her longevity.

Back to the Dooney
My sister and Rochelle have an aversion to any form of social media. They refuse to have their photos posted on FB. As for me - I'm a FB junkie. I love sharing my travel photos, but a continuous flow of pictures of me and my husband would be boring. And so, the Dooney appeared in the shots that my sister and Rochelle would not let me post. Like a character in a story, she (the orange Dooney) developed a fan base and personality of her own.  

Dooney on the Brooklyn Bridge

For Mother's Day, in honor of my mother's kind generosity, I'm giving away one of Dooney's cousins filled with books from my Love by Chocolate series. All you have to do is post a comment on this blog or on a FB post with the link to this page. On Mother's Day, I will randomly pick a winner and contact them. (US only)

Wishing you a happy Mother's Day.


  1. I've had so much fun every day seeing where the Orange Dooney would show up next. Such an adventure. Knowing this was all in honor of your mother makes it even more special!

  2. I love the concept & what a great adventure. Such a fun way to honor your mom. Awesome giveaway! We just had a house fire & my journey of rebuilding my life & my personal library is just beginning. Would love to win. Happy Mother's Day!

    Scouts579 (at) aol (dot) com

    1. It must be so difficult to lose some many things at one time.

  3. A great way to honor your mother. She sounds like a remarkable woman. My own mother would have been 100 this year. The women of that era were strong, and taught us by example of how to live a purposeful life.

    1. So true, Patricia. Hopefully we can pass their strength on to our daughters and nieces.

  4. Love the bag and love you for doing this. Your mother was a nice lady!
    Cynthia Thomason

  5. Such a wonderful tribute to your Mother. It was so much fun seeing where the Dooney would end up next. :)

  6. I'd never heard of a Dooney bag, but it looks like a great one to have! And I agree with the rest: this is a great tribute to your mom.