Smiles and laughter fill the house as four of 80-year-old Lorene Schniers' ten children celebrate Mother's Day with her. Schniers cannot stop laughing herself.
"Well, I just was selected Mother of the Year, it made me very happy," stated Schniers.
Every year, KLST and KSAN host a different Mother's Day contest. This year, Schniers with her 10 children, 23 grandkids, and 23 great-grandkids won several gifts including one that brings back memories.
"My first gift I got from my husband was a string of pearls. It brings back memories. This is great," said Schniers laughing.
Her eldest daughter, Dolores Schwertner, nominated her for the prizes. She said it is a good way to show her mom how much she and her siblings care.
"Family and moms mean a lot to us, you know. She's helped us growing up and we still involve her in all we do," stated Schwertner smiling.
Dolores said her mom taught them how to live a good life and she is proud to call her 'mom'.
"I think she taught us to value what's important in life, our values, our work ethic, our family. I think that's very important to all of us," continued Schwertner.
After 60 years of parenting, Schniers' advice to mothers young and old is simple.
"Just be nice to your family and enjoy them. Come see me on Mother's Day," stated Schniers.
This Mother's Day, she plans to spend the time with her family. Whose pictures, as you can see, cover the walls in her house.
KLST and KSAN would like to thank our Mother's Day Giveaway sponsors who made this possible. They are as follows:
Shirley Floral - $100 gift card
Fashion Craze - $100 gift card
Sun Trax - gift basket with tanning lotions, free tans, and candle
Kolls Diamonds & Designs - Strand of pearls
Cosemo Spa - $100 gift certificate
Eggemeyers- chamilia necklace