Hey, Mom! The Explanation.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #500 - Number 500

Mom with Lori
Lori = 3 months and 1 day old
Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #500 - Number 500

Hi Mom,

I have been doing this blog for 500 days, which means you have been dead for 502 days.

This number seems inconceivable to me, but it shouldn't.

In my life I have lived through over 19,000 days so far. 500 days is not a significant portion of that number, which means I have lived more days with you alive than with you not alive.

You could not say the same in regards to your mother -- who died when you were 19 years old -- and then you went on to live to be almost 79 years old.

I have fallen behind on blog production, so I am writing this entry over a week later, but this falling behind has nothing to do with how I feel about you, Mom, or the difficult time I am having with missing you at this particular Thanksgiving (as I will describe in another post).

I am done with re-posting content for a while. My new plan for catching up involves about a week of posts of old photos of your family and as many with you as I can share. All new photos that I know I have not shared yet because I have not yet scanned them. These photos will make a tribute to 500 days of blogging and living without you that feels grand enough for that number.

500 days, Mom. I never thought I would make it this far without you.


Reflect and connect.

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

I miss you so very much, Mom.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


- Days ago = 502 days ago

- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1611.18 - 10:10

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.

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