Friday, August 19, 2011

Sad News

The kulak's daughter is gone. My mom died unexpectedly yesterday morning. There'll be an obit in the Saturday Free Press. The funeral is on Wednesday, August 24th, 10 a.m. over at Chapel Lawn, 4000 Portage. Her body will be put next to my dad's. Her name has been on the marker for more than 18 years - waiting for her final year to be entered. Now it will say: 1919 - 2011

I think she died at peace with life. She was looking forward to getting her hair done and then going to a noon hour BBQ. Just last Sunday, her and I picked fallen apples off the ground at her personal care home. It's gladiola season and her favorite flowers are blooming. I'm happy for her.

Love you always, Mom!

5 comments:

Veronica Leigh said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking about and praying for you and your family.

jammanora said...

I just read your blog concerning your mom.I extend to you my sympathy and prayers.
You have been also fortunate to have had your mom for so long and for you to have an evolving relationship. You have been a wonderful daughter.

Gabriele Goldstone said...

Thanks so much, Nora. Talk to you soon!

Barrie said...

Oh, Gabriele, I've been so negligent at keeping up with blogs this summer that I missed this post. Belated sympathies. I agree with the previous commenter: You have been a wonderful daughter. xo

Gabriele Goldstone said...

Thanks, Barrie. End of a generation and of an era.

As to the blogging, in general, I've been very slack myself.

I did just finish reading, "I So Don't do Make Up" and thoroughly enjoyed a modern version of Nancy Drew. (I know, I'm behind... now I'll have to insist my bookstore get your I So Don't do Famous).