My mother passed away early this morning at the age of 92, in her sleep.
She'd been through an awful lot lately, medically speaking, and was just tired of it all.
I visited with her on Friday afternoon. My sister Kathy saw her in the early evening. One of the last things my Mom said to Kathy was "Tell David I can't go on like this." So she knew her hours were numbered, I think, and wasn't bothered in the least. On the contrary, based on some other things she'd said lately, I'm pretty sure she welcomed it.
Sometime when time permits, I'll probably write a much longer post about her. Right now, all I want to add is that my mother was quite impressed by the birthday wishes she received from all over the USA, and all over the world, in response to my birthday post about her on October 20th. And I want to thank those of you who sent those wishes via the comments section of my blog.
Wedding day, 1940
Circa 1969, 1970
After having consulted with me, this waiter at a Mexican restaurant took
Mom for a spin on the dance floor. She was just eighty-five at the time!
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