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November 14th, 2010 @ 4:18 pm
Los Angeles
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November 14th, 2010 @ 11:39 am

When I was a kid I often had the job of cooking breakfast on the weekends for mom and my little sister. Chocolate chip pancakes and / or chocolate chip blueberry muffins were the usual fare. Then we’d eat on tray tables in the living room and watch cartoons or Saturday morning football or Star […]

Dear Prudence
November 13th, 2010 @ 10:45 pm
Watching a Game
November 13th, 2010 @ 1:30 pm
November 11th, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

A few months after my son was born, my little sister heroically managed to get herself and mom here to Los Angeles. She flew from Seattle to Florida, got my mom, and then flew with her here. I can never thank her enough for that. I can’t remember ever seeing my mom as giddy as […]

New Grandmother
November 10th, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

Here’s mom beaming with joy as she looks at me (off-camera) holding her first grandchild. This is just about the happiest I ever remember seeing her in my life. She so desperately wanted to be a grandmother, to be the new Nana in the family. She had already started to go downhill by that point; […]

An Introductory Letter
November 1st, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

My mother’s friend from church asked my little sister to write a “cover letter” which she could bring with her when visiting doctors. My sister emailed me a copy. Here is what she wrote: To Whom It May Concern: My mother, Kathleen Gagne, has recently been displaying some short-term memory deficiencies and difficulties functioning in […]

A Fine Young Man
September 7th, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

My mom’s friend from her church sent me a very nice email. It made me so happy to read it when I got it. Thanks David for sending the wonderful pictures of [your son], you and [your wife]. Your mom really, really enjoys the pictures that you are emailing. I enjoy your pictures because I […]