Sunday, March 13, 2011

One Year and 41st Anniversary

Dear Mom,

It was a year ago today that I started this blog. Take a look at Forty Years Ago Today. Now another year has passed and it’s 41 years ago that I felt stunned by the news although I knew it was coming unlike Ruthie.

In the middle of the night before you died, Ruthie and I were carried over to Aunt Tish and Uncle Mart’s house.

I had written s a little piece about that morning, then Ruthie and I talked about it. Our versions are different of course. Don’t we all have different versions of the same incident? I told her I don’t remember crying. She told me that she remembers me bawling my eyes out while in our aunt and uncle's house after Dad came in, while she stood watching me, trying to figure out why I was crying so hard. She thought she had better cry too and faked it. She was in total shock not having a clue as to what had happened. Ruthie not knowing makes me feel so sad.


  1. Oh Lynn,
    I feel so sad for you having had to go through this loss at such a tender age. Hugs.

  2. Hi Lynn - It may be 41 years, but you tell it like it was yesterday. In many ways, for you, it must feel that recent. I think your Mama would be proud of you and the way you write, especially to and about her.

    God bless.

  3. Thanks Linda and Lisa. I decided to change the blog and remove the piece I wrote.

  4. This is so sad; I'm sending you virtual hugs.

  5. How wonderful that you've responded to such pain by honoring your mother! It's clear she was loved so much in her short life. All the best to all of you.


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