August 20, 2008


We were teasing my mother the other day that her eulogy is going to be a laugh riot. We have so much hilarious material on her, including the fact that this week I threw out some canned goods in her pantry that expired in 2001. And how she argues with her GPS: "No I should NOT turn left here!" And how she whistles under her breath all the time. Oh, the whistling, it drives me nuts.

She pouted and said that we can't wait for her to die so we can make fun of her.

But yesterday, I saw a side of my mother that I love. Through her work, she's befriended a family from Tanzania. We stopped by their house because my mother had done some school clothes shopping for their daughters. My mother is so entirely generous that way: she invites this family to Thanksgiving, she bought them a Christmas tree, and she's always popping in on them with new clothes and toys for their kids.

And I just love how these two little African girls climb all over my mother and call her Grandma. And my mom kisses them and reads books to them and loves on them to death. It is such a beautiful sight to see this little black girl throw her arms around my mother and shout, "Grandma!"

Don't worry, Mama. We'll include good stuff like that in your eulogy too.
Just please stop with the whistling.

Posted by: Sarah at 10:41 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 HAHAHA I am so glad someone else discusses funerals, death, and eulogies with their parents. I told my mom that when she dies I'm going to wear all her jewelry at the same time to her funeral. I'll even get more piercings to accomodate. My step dad only buys her jewelry for everything. He's not comfortable with anything else. She gets a new piece and me and my cousin call "Dibs!" every year for Christmas. My step dad who is 10 years older than her swears shes dying first and he's bringing a date. And when I read your batteries post, I cracked up. Story of my damn life.

Posted by: Sara at August 20, 2008 12:33 PM (SZeN8)

2 But please keep arguing with the GPS! Because that really is adorable! My twin sister does it all the time.

Posted by: Darla at August 20, 2008 05:28 PM (tIKcE)

3 Aw! That is the cutest story. Your mom sounds awesome!

Posted by: T at August 21, 2008 05:29 AM (KV0YP)

4 You know I love the stories about your mom. They are totally adorable.

Posted by: airforcewife at August 21, 2008 07:12 AM (mIbWn)

5 first off, "it is not ok to argue with the GPS?" who knew... My sainted Grandmother whistled without whistling...I adored it, and she died YEARS before I was even married... guess who else whistles under her breath...? PN HA I lurve your Mom, I think she sounds sweet, I love all of the stories about her.. jean shorts? to school... people will think you are riff raff

Posted by: awtm at August 21, 2008 09:08 AM (YcrEC)

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