If you have gotten email from me…

Someone has spammed the entire planet using my email address; I know this from the outrageous amount of bounce messages and automated thank you messages I have been getting this week…like this one, from the White House.

If you got an email message from me I did not send it. I actually only send email from my work address about 99% of the time. The other 1% is email sent to people asking about my family tree. The last time I sent an email was January 19 to my niece and prior to that on Dec 9, 2014 to a cousin.

Sorry Obama, I didn’t email you.

(null)

Mom

This not the last photo I ever took of my mother before she passed away. Rather, this ranks as one of my personal favorite photos of my mother and me. It was taken on the 2nd floor outside deck of Care One, on a summer Saturday about two years before she died. In this photo I can see her in my own face; I can see that I am indeed my mother’s daughter.

(null)

Mom

Today my brothers and I and our respective families and friends will say goodbye to the woman who made us the people we are today. Normally, I am able to write at length when telling people about someone but in this case, when it comes to the most important person in my life…the one who carried me inside her for 9 months, who made me, fed me, comforted me, taught me…the woman who sacrificed her entire life to raise me, my brothers, and our children and then enjoy our grandchildren…and who did it all alone for decades after my father died…for the most important woman, I am without adequate words. And so I want to share the video that my niece made for us to show at Mom’s service, so you can see her in her element, with her favorite Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin songs.

I love you, Mom.

%d bloggers like this: