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The Mother of All Days

Mother’s Day. She comes around every year and has a way of stopping me in my tracks. A mixture of gratitude and grief, timing and tragedy, love and loss. (note the deliberate order of those comparisons). Elaine. The queen of the glass half full. Even when she couldn’t find the glass anymore she fought her […]

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The beach

There is no such thing as a bad beach day -Elaine, every summer day Mom lived for the beach. It was in her soul, part of her DNA, who she was. Salt air and sand in her toes made her feel more alive than anything. It is no wonder that I found her there on […]

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Shells and string

How can you not love a woman who kept an envelope titled ‘Shells & String’? Elaine started to get crafty later in life. I assume her intention was to make a little mobile from these; if I am not mistaken she has one in Florida. This both broke my heart and warmed it at the […]

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