We had a memorial gathering for Mom yesterday in the hospitality room of a local motel. About 30 or 40 friends and relatives came to remember Mom and celebrate her life. We had a good time visiting and sharing memories of the good times.
We set up a small table at the room entrance with some photos of her. The blue cloth on the table is from her wedding dress. At another table we had samples of her many talents; paintings, knitting, sandscapes, etc.
Dad couldn’t hear everything that was said to him, but he understood the love and caring that were in the air. He is 90, and doing pretty well for his age.
I saw people I hadn’t seen in years — my cousins Diana, Stephanie, and Kelly (all from the Twin Cities area); my brother Ron from Florida; Mom’s cousins Carol, Don and Warren (all from Preston); and Dad’s cousin Margaret.
This morning, Ron and Dad left for Florida. I am so glad that Dad will be able to be with family and not have to be in an assisted living center.