Mother's Day in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — What better way to spend Mother’s Day than to simply do something together with your offspring, or with your mother, or in some cases — where three generations managed to find time together — both at once.

From the seemingly mundane — strolls and simple togetherness time — to the more unusual, such as collecting donations for charity, Fairfielders found last sunny Sunday a perfect time to celebrate the forever living legacy of motherhood.

“We gathered clothes and books to donate,” explained Andrea Flynn, who helped with a project organized through the Riverfield Elementary School’s Chess Club, bringing some assistance to its sister chess program at Cesar A. Batalla School in Bridgeport.

“I think just obviously with the COVID, people are home and we just wanted to help the community,” she said, stressing credit to the chess club’s director, Matt Tuccillo.

“And we have a lot of fortunate people here who want to give back in these unfortunate times,” she said.

Giving back was a part of the theme for this celebratory day — the gift of time, attention and joy in whatever way possible.