In Honor of Moms Everywhere
Not to gross you out by my 61-year-old right hand, but....stay with me on this one. This is about that thin wedding band on the inside of the larger ring (another story altogether). [BTW, have you ever tried to take a pic with your left hand only?!!]
My mother, who was an only child, had 8 kids, 4 boys and 4 girls. I was her 3rd child and 2nd girl. (For those of you who know my sister, Ruth
, she was the 8th child and the 4th girl.) When Mom died of Alzheimer's in 1997 (at age 80), we 4 girls decided to keep her wedding band and wear it. Each of us wears it for a year and then passes it on. This year, from July 4th to July 4th (when we have the family reunion in Michigan), it's my turn.
Ironically, we 4 girls have one daughter each. So when we 4 die, this ring will conceivably pass on to them, the next generation. Then it will be Grandmother's Day!
We do this, Mom, in remembrance of you! Thank you.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
(for those who celebrate it today)
[Today I'm in Atlanta but fly to Amsterdam tomorrow.]
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