Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Sneaks Up

Taken September 22, 2013.

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  1. I love the leaves against the blown-out sky shots.

    A little after 1:00 a.m. yesterday I lost my mom. I'd really lost her months earlier to Alzheimer's; her body just caught up this morning.
    She was a writer who never had the confidence to submit anything for publication. Whenever someone or some group she was working with needed something written, she'd get the job. She filled notebooks and thre-ringed binders up with poems, stories, reminiscences, and thoughts. Andi and I gave her a computer 25 years ago and she transcribed much of what she wrote and added new material until about 4 years ago.

    On the 15th of the month, I'm going to publish something of hers. This month I'm going to start with my favorite piece. I think it tells you a lot about her.

    LINK to "World War II, Welding, and Me!"

  2. sewing with hot steel.

    Wow, that was great. Love her use of detail, too. I want to know so much more about the adventures of Stella, Opal, Laverne, Hartsell and Martha. I'm so sorry for your loss, Jim, but so grateful on your behalf that you have all that writing from your mother. She sounds amazing. Big comforting hugs to you, Mr. F.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss, Jim but what a treasure trove you have. I am with Jen and want to know more about those people.

    I can't wait for you to post more stories!

  4. Jim, thanks for the beautiful post with your mom's writing. Losing our parents is so tough, at any time in our lives. Many hugs to you.

  5. {{{Jim}}}

    Just came from BT and read your diary. I think it's wonderful that you have her memories and stories in written form -- what a treasure! I enjoyed her story and look forward to more as well. Hugs to both you and Andi. xo