Mother’s Day (late)

Mom is 95 years old and lives in a Newport Beach tri-level condo she and my father bought in 1980. She has a caregiver come on the weekdays but is on her own at night and gets by weekends with friends and family. In other words, she’s doing pretty well..

Here is Mom with the man with whom she has her one weekly standing appointment, her hairdresser, Michael.

On this Mothers Day I’m grateful for a mom who is now the grand matriarch of the family, who has devoted her life to the well-being of her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

When I first started talking about a cross country bike trip it was going to be a solo effort. Mom said she forbid it! Absolutely not!

Of course, I always listen to Mom so when I ended up on an organized tour with ten others, she was resigned. I’m sending her daily postcards from my phone and now she approves.

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