Wednesday, April 30, 2008


She has said to me within the last month.....

" Where is my typewriter? I need to "clip off" some letters to people."

" I'd love to get back in the classroom again to teach."

" I'm thinking of asking [them] if I can put together a Christmas choir but wouldn't want to start something I couldn't finish."

"I know you've had such a rough day at work; could I fix you a nice meal tomorrow?"

I don't say much, just listen and acknowledge. In some ways, it may be healthy that we never give up our dreams for if we do, there is nothing.


  1. This is extrodinary! Not sure how to name how I feel about her saying these things. It is so her and yet not so much any more.

  2. I know its hard to listen to your mother say these things as if she was capable of doing them... but you have to take it with a grain of salt and realize the more important message behind the sayings. Its a window into her true character :)

  3. Mary and Laura: you are both so right on in your comments. Thank you.

  4. Laura is so right on - her remarks are a window into her true character. Mom was a doer. Breaks my heart.


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