As a Mother’s Day tribute, here’s what I said about her at her memorial service in December 2007…
My own remembrances of my mother that I want to share with you are prompted by something near and dear to both of us: baked goods. When I arrived at my parents’ home the day after she died, I found a pan of chocolate cake brownies with chocolate icing on the kitchen counter. Apparently she’d made it for my sister Candie and her husband Dave for their planned visit today to do some work around the house.
At first it was very strange to see a pan of brownies which had been made by someone who was no longer alive, let alone that that someone was my mother. A friend whom I told about this later commented that it must have been difficult to eat those brownies. No, I replied, it wasn’t difficult at all. I finished off about a quarter of the pan over the next two days.