August is the nearly thirty year anniversary of my beloved mother’s premature death. What an example she was! Indeed, she was “a Man”. She had her share of remarkable triumphs and more than her share of devastating disasters in her too-short life…and truly treated “those two impostors” with the same acceptance, grace, humility and stoicism. I like to think she successfully instilled in me the very same virtues she lived by, that I have and will be able “to treat just the same those two impostors” with Mother’s very same exemplary acceptance, grace, humility and stoicism…and since when we teach our children we are also teaching our grandchildren… I am very proud of her strong and positive direct and indirect influence on my precious children, Mar and Michael, as well.
blissful, unforgettable summers with Mother in California. Five-year-old Mar telling Grandma all about her day at the San Diego Zoo – and Mother listening with interest and love to every word.