Thursday, October 27, 2011

October 27, 1987...

today is the day
my mother died
twenty-four years ago.
I meant to say more
should have done more.
As usual, I
waited too long.

11 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

But remembered, none the less.

Jean said...

Much remembered.

Frog Princess said...

She obviously did a great job.


Gotta call Mom . . .

Jean said...

Thank you, girlfriend. Hope she thought so.
Definitely call your mom.

boneman said...

well, I guess we can always think she might be a 23 year old somewhere.

Funny...

My daughter is 23.

Jean said...

I hope they're both having fun.

Anonymous said...

Why do we do it -- remember the things we did NOT do rather than the things we did well? Your mom undoubtedly loved you and knew how much you loved her. That's what I prefer to think about my relationship with my mom who died in '66 at the age of 49. I miss Mommy sooooo much. Our moms taught us well.

bonnie

Jean said...

I dunno, Bonnie. Maybe it's my catholic background... self-flagellating and forever doing penance. Although, my brain asks what is the good in that? Done is done. Yes, she did love me. She was a good, good mom to all of us kids.

Although, I'll probably never stop wishing we'd had more time together.
Now, I'm gonna go ponder the good stuff. Thanks, dear.

foam said...

Oh my goodness! What a charming photo. You have a beautiful mom, Jean. And you, my dear, haven't changed at all ;)

I think it's just natural for us to always miss our parents ..

Jean said...

I haven't changed at all?? ha! You sweet thing, you.
I went through a huge box of old photos (the one here was the first one on top)the other day and I have a feeling I'll be sharing more of them over time. I can show you several faces of Jean.
d;-)

Jean said...

p.s. yes, Foam, she was a beauty. Still trying to find the one that embarrassed her...va-va-voom!