Saturday, July 11, 2015

February 27, 1922 - July 11, 2015

An eventful two days.  Our kids and grandkids got here yesterday. My mom was well along, but she clearly knew we were here.  And then we all said good bye.   She left at noon today.  At home. 

This picture with her brother was on the dresser.  I think this would have been about age 3 - 90 years ago. 

And this was in May of this year, playing with her great grandson. 

I don't put much family stuff up but this is an important day in my life.  She had a long, interesting, and mostly good life, with some big tragedies as well.  She was ready, but those of us left behind are never really ready. 


  1. Steve, we had a beautiiful day in London yesterday, and your mother is gone. I only offer silly little words, empty comfort, really. Today you are both an orphaned boy and a man. Tears, laughter, as it all matters. We live. That's what I know.

    Much love to you and all her family, from us both.

  2. Lovely, at 3 and 92. Peace to you and all your family.

  3. The loss of a parent is profound, regardless of your age or theirs. "Death is nothing at all . .. I have only slipped away into the next room." ( H.S. Holland) May you continue to feel her presence in your daily life and be ever surprised by life's coincidences, which really aren't coincidences at all.

  4. My heart goes out to you and your family, Steve.

    Saddened for you that she's gone from here, but so very glad you were able to be with her when she left and grateful to you for your loving attentiveness to her in these last years. What a gift you've been able to give her and to your children and grandchildren as they learn more of the love, giving and letting go we, as their children, return to our parents, if time affords.

    Again, I'm so glad you were able to be with her. Thank you for sharing the journey these last couple of years. Peace to you all.

  5. I really enjoyed your visits to your Mom (I was a Santa Monica kid from the late 50s). She seems like such an interesting person.

  6. My condolences on your loss, and nothing I can say will ease the journey of grief you're now enduring. We all grieve differently and please allow yourself to find strength while the process continues, grieve her fully. I hope you focus on what's in that short, overlooked dash. A life well lived, years of wisdom, unconditional love, and comfort in the memories she shared with her most precious gifts, her family.

  7. Dear Steve and Joan and the whole family,

    Michele and I send our love and condolences. We're thinking of you.



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