Sunday, April 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mamma


My mother died nine years ago.
She would have been 89 years old today.

She always said (or claimed that her sister Bette said) that most people die on or near their birthdays. So she was predicting that she'd die around April 11th, the date she was born. And I think through sheer force of will, she pretty much made it. She died April 15th, 2001 – on Easter Sunday and just four days after her birthday. I miss her everyday, but especially on those three days every spring.


  1. She was so beautiful! My mother died April 18,1995.I certainly understand your pain, and you have my best wishes, getting through these next few days.

  2. Sorry for your loss. Your mama is beautiful .

  3. I miss her, too. She was like my "other" mother. When I looked at this photo I can't believe how much she and my mother looked alike. I can't believe it has been nine years. And that prediction of birth/death proximity -- once they started talking about it, it ruined birthdays for me forever.


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