Captain’s Log 5,594
We buried our mother, sister, grandmother, friend, funny lady, imp, and famous Candy Lady of the town on this day – two years ago. On her 95th birthday. We sang Happy Birthday at the end of her memorial service. She would have loved the irony in that.
How she loved her sweaters. How she loved people. How she loved making us all laugh. This woman was never sad. This woman was whip-smart and funny. This woman loved to embarrass me in front of my friends (and they loved her for that). This woman instilled in me a deep love of reading. I miss this woman so much sometimes that my soul aches.
Happy birthday, Mom.