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Six Years Ago Today

Posted Feb 21 2011 1:40pm
Six years ago today ...I got the dreaded phone call.  My mom had died at home in her sleep. 

I wanted to honor her on this day.  After all, this was her entrance into heaven and the day she met Jesus face to face.

This photo was taken the last time my mom visited me in Phoenix.  We were celebrating her 75th birthday at T. Cook's at the Royal Palms Hotel.  
Here's me and Mom on a trip to California.  I think this was taken in La Jolla.
Back in the 70's, my parents moved to Florida from New York.  In her spare time, she modeled.  Even as she was getting older, she was still very beautiful.  Check out this ad for American Airlines below.  And no, that's not my dad.

Here are a few more ads she did for magazines.
Mom was always such an outgoing, friendly person.  She loved people and ...people loved her.
She always had a joke to share.  She loved babies, dancing, playing the piano, her Norwegian heritage, friends and especially ...her family.
Mom always had time for her family.  Coming home was like going back to being a child in many ways.  I was never too big to find comfort from my mom.  She was the best listener.
I'm looking forward to the day when I get to see her again.  Until that time, I always want to honor her memory.  She was so loved and is greatly missed.

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