Tuesday, March 18, 2008

not in kansas

Sometimes reality comes in the form of a fax:

Wish I could talk to her today. Even though she'd probably end up pissing me off.


ttrentham said...

I honestly have no idea how I'll react to the death of either of my parents.

I have to know the story behind that epitaph.

And this makes me wonder what I'd put on mine....and that we should finish our will sooner rather than later.

Sarah said...

I think she just thought of it as an amusing thing to leave behind. It reveals a lot about my mother, really. Her girlishness, her sense of humor, her fear of the unknown (masked by a sort of cavalier attitude).

My sister and I struggle with planning this memorial -- wanting to be true to her (she wanted a party), but also wanting to respect ourselves and her friends (wanting to sincerely mourn). It's complicated. As was my mother...