Love and Rememberance

I haven't been here to write for awhile and it seems that Every Inchie Monday's theme of love is a good place to begin again. Here is my little heart that goes out to all of you.

As many of you know my mom has not been well and sadly she passed away peacefully on June 29th. It is a very sad time yet we know she no longer has to contend with her diminished body and mind. I wrote a funny memory about my mom which I would like to share with you.

As I've reflected on my mom's life these last few days what keeps appearing is how much fun my mom liked to have. She was such a good person to play jokes on that it happened a lot.

Quite a few years ago my dad's family would hold gatherings in Las Vegas. They came from many corners of the country to see each other, laugh, play cards, gamble and the women would shop for matching polyester pantsuits.

One time they stayed at a hotel with particularly nice towels and my mom slipped a few in her suitcase and brought them home. A few days after they arrived back home the phone rang. A man on the other end of the line identified himself as the manager of the hotel. He asked if they had stayed in a certain room and my mom said yes. He then said the television was missing in that room and he thought she had stolen it.

My mom yelled into the phone "I might have taken a few towels but I didn't steal your TV!"

At the other end of the phone my Great Uncle Bob roared with laughter!

I shared this at the funeral and although I wasn't planning on sharing anything this story came to me that morning and it was as if my mom was saying, "Go on, write it. I want to make them laugh one more time."


Kris said...

Very lovely tribute Susan. I've been thinking about you :)
My sincere condolences.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm very sorry about your Mom - it sounds like she was a wonderful and fun-loving lady.

Nancy B said...

I'm so glad you shared your wonderful story of love about your Mom. My favorite memories of my Dad are the funny stories. Your inchie is a lovely tribute.

jean sampson said...

Your Mom sounds like someone fun to be around. I am sure she prompted you to tell this story! What a character----and your uncle is kind of a hoot, too! :)I know, when my Dad died, the funny stories (and there were a LOT of them) helped me get through the grief.

Joanne Huffman said...

Thank you for sharing your story about your mom. I'm sorry for your loss. Welcome back - sending some love to you.

Dolores said...

What a great memory of your mom. You got me to smile. My condolences on your loss.

Ruth said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. She sounds like she was a real character. Your story made me smile, hugs to you and your family.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Beautiful tribute to your sweet mother. Love the felted Inchie...this would be a great pin too! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Tracy said...

Susan, Just stumbled onto your blog. I, too, remember that story about your mom. One of my favorites was the time we were together for your grandparents' anniversary and all of us "women" were playing Uno. Your mom got up to use the restroom and we stacked the hands around her so that, when she returned, she would face Reverse, Skip and Draw Four cards. She did her usual fretting until she finally figured out that we had pulled one on her. She always took those pranks so cheerfully. We miss her (and you guys, too). Hi to John.

Lavale said...

Loved reading about your Mom. I loved knowing you and I would have loved to have known her. How lucky you were to have had each other. I still love telling stories about my Mother. In fact, the whole family does. She will always be with us because of the wonderful memories that we have.