Hey, Mom! The Explanation.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #82 - Your Stuff


Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #82 - Your Stuff


Hi Mom,

I went through some of your stuff today before it's shipped off to the church rummage sale. Though Lori snagged the one cat necklace I wanted (which is all right as she may wear it and I would just display it), I chose a few items that are dear to me for one reason or another: that old wooden cat you had forever, the angel, some socks, the Japanese good luck charm cat -- a Maneki Neko -- and some jewelry. I may photograph things individually later.

After assembling this shoe box not even full with items, I went to Meijer, our Meijer, your Meijer. I thought about you a lot today. I should probably do a whole post on Meijer in more depth than I have already covered it. People probably don't understand how important Meijer was to you, especially after the meningitis, when going to Meijer was a major outing.


At the top, there's a picture of you post-meningitis, probably Mother's Day 2002 as the photos were developed in June. My shoulder and arm is in the background.



I like this picture of you and your crazy grin and red cheeks. Red from your usual flush and not from drinking.

Below, there's a picture from Melanie showing your Beanies' new home in little Elliot's crib.

I thought about you a lot today, Mom.

And now I have some carefully selected keepsakes that will remind me of you all the time.

As always, I try to find new ways to repeat the constant theme of my writings here: I miss you, Mom.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.

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