New Daughter on Duty post:

“I didn’t know it would be so hard, taking Mama to the second memorial service of a dear friend in the past several weeks.

Jo, Mama tells Jo’s two daughters numerous times as they embrace her before and after the service, helped her so much after my father’s death. “She got me through that hard time” she tearily says. Jo’s own husband, my pediatrician, died much too early at 47 after just 16 years of marriage. They tell her she helped their mother, too….” read more