Hi, Mom
Sunday June 16th 2013, 9:08 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

Skyped with the grandsons, talked with our kids, chatted with our dads, made angel food cake and mixed fresh berries and mango salad and all kinds of good things–

–and somehow, this evening, the account on Richard’s phone burped up old voicemail messages onto his suddenly-insistent cell. Years-old messages, very much to his surprise. How on earth did these show up?

I heard the raspy-to-me electronic voices and came in the room and asked who he was talking to, and he explained.

And among those very old messages were two from his mom.

Today was the first Father’s Day with her gone. He was sitting there listening to her voice.

Those two messages are staying.

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oh my — sometimes the veil is very thin

Comment by bev 06.17.13 @ 6:39 am

Wow! That’s as good as a photograph! Maybe even better.

Comment by Donald Meyer 06.17.13 @ 9:14 am

DH recently brought home from Costco the two DVDs they made from the home movies my father gave me as he is clearing out anything that reminds him of my mother. I started looking at them the other day. They’re from about 1958-1962 or thereabouts. My “little” brother and sister are the prime feature in many of them. And seeing my mother smiling and enjoying people — it’s about 18 months now. I’m having a wonderful time. Your DH would understand totally. I understand him, too.

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 06.18.13 @ 1:14 pm

For some reason, Bloglovin’ just let through 11 days worth of posts from you. Bloglovin’, we may be divorcing, even if it means I have to bring my iPad to work to use Feedly to read blogs now…

Comment by Channon 06.26.13 @ 9:30 am

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