Friday, May 27, 2022

My Mom

 

My Mom passed away on May 26th. She was a very good Mom and always encouraged my drawing. Even though Dad was a poor graduate student when I was a kid, she figured out how to buy me a drawing pad and other art supplies when I wanted them. She bought me my first bottle of ink and pen nibs. Her death was sudden. She was 85. I had just visited her for a couple of days, and I'm thankful for that now. We last talked on Tuesday. "You're good to call," she said. She told me that her irises were blooming. Her garden in Ohio is always a little ahead of mine in New England, so I said that was good to know since our irises will be blooming soon. Most of our conversations were about what was growing, what birds came to her feeder and how many deer she may have seen at twilight in her backyard the night before.

I won't be doing this blog for a while. It still hasn't hit me.

7 comments:

John R. Platt said...

My deepest condolences, Mike.

Orang Basikal said...

My condolences also. My father died this morning at 5:35 am, one week short of his 95th birthday. Not unexpected but sudden, after a week of illness from which he seemed to be recovering until yesterday.

When you come back, we will be here.

sarusa said...

Sorry to hear it Mike. It always hits hard, take your time to work through it.

RoB said...

Please accept my condolences, Mike. May you find comfort in fond memories. Take care.

Tom Falco said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Mike.

Manqueman said...

Condolences.
Take your time, you owe us nothing other doing what's needed for yourself.

Mike Lynch said...

Thank you for your kind comments. I am overwhelmed.