My mother sent me this email, with the subject line “get those flight arrangements to me”:

So, my love,

Here goes. Hope this works. Sorry it’s not a literary gem, but I’m beat. Long, hard day.

Speaking of Easter, I’m not sure where we’ll be having Easter dinner – which does not mean to make plans elsewhere because your pina 1 comes with family stuff.

If I remember how to make it.

I love you lots and lots and lots. Bring me a souvenir. I can’t get [my sister] to get one from Chicago, so I guess you’re it.

Smile. Love you!!!!!

1 Pina is an Easter bread that my mom made. It was absolutely delicious and she only ever made it for Easter Sunday.