My Mom, my friend, left this world yesterday. This photo of her was taken on a cruise in 2012. She and her partner, Frank, packed a lot of adventures into 11 years. They gallivanted all over this country, and a number of others too. She had always wanted to travel, and I'm so glad she was able to do that.
I'll miss so many things... her humor, the way she woke us on our birthdays (with a kazoo!), her cooking... She was one of two souls in my life that, like me, was prone to burst out in song when something reminded her of one. I guess I'll have to sing for the both of us now, though I have no doubt she'll be singing along.