My Mom, Carol, passed away a week ago at the age of 93. I did not want to let this go unremarked upon even in such a silly rag as this blog. Mom lived in Sarasota, Florida and enjoyed going to Siesta Key beach with family (often my son) to have a glass of wine while watching the sun set. So after the memorial service on Friday at son Andy’s suggestion, The Princess, Andy, the Idiotic Brother and I went out to the beach to honor her memory, and raise a toast to her just as the sun was setting. Andy took the photo below.
Andy took a lot of photos that evening, but I chose this one because of the symbolism in it. The three sea gulls at the top representing my two brothers and I soaring forward while my mom’s sun is setting.
Following is the last line of the eulogy I gave at Mom’s memorial service: “Thank you, Mom, for giving me life, and for showing me through your life, how to live mine.”
September 18, 2016