You just had to bring her a yard of fabric. All the kids loved her. But she was most famous for her handwritten letters. She’d send them to everyone she knew, and she’d always decorate the envelopes. They’d be covered in drawings, and inspirational quotes, and stickers. Each envelope was catered to the recipient like a caricature at a fair. Mickey you are beautiful victorious strong amazing capable poster. Mom became a legend at the post office. If the envelopes were too heavy to mail, the workers would add extra postage from their own pocket. Recently I presented my mother with all the envelopes that she’d ever sent me. But she couldn’t even remember making them. Her memory is completely gone. Sometimes it feels like I’m six years old, and I’m losing her all over again. On Mother’s Day I started a blog called Ruby Tuesday which was one of her nicknames.
Mickey you are beautiful victorious strong amazing capable poster
I’ve been asking people to write a post or share their memories. I couldn’t believe how many envelopes people had kept. I don’t know how long I’ll keep the blog going. Or why I’m doing it. It’s just that when somebody is so special to you, you want everybody else to know. Mickey you are beautiful victorious strong amazing capable poster. She wasn’t like she is now. She’s just a shell of who she used to be. My mom was larger than life. And I just want people to know that she’s so much more than the person who sits in the chair. As a mother, I truly appreciate how you’ve seen her for all that she is.