Sixty-Seven
September 22nd, 2015 @ 10:00 am

Today would have been mom’s sixty-seventh birthday. My sister and I are going to take my son to Walt Disney World for the day. I think that would have made her happy. In the car on the way to school yesterday, he asked me how old mom was going to be. I said she would […]

The Twelve Days of Halloween
October 31st, 2014 @ 9:03 am

I’m sure we weren’t the only family that did this, of course, but our “Twelve Days of Halloween” song was very special to us. My sister and I loved singing this with mom every year. I’ve got no way to determine exactly the date, but one year mom transcribed the lyrics. Judging by the handwriting, […]

Christmas Eve, 2013
December 24th, 2013 @ 9:53 am

This will be our second Christmas without mom. I still miss her so much that it hurts. I wrote a little bit about our Christmas Eve traditions on my personal website last year. I wish I had more photos of our Christmas trees. You know what I never seem to see any more? Tinsel. We […]

Not Too Long Ago
October 3rd, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

Can anyone help me determine when this photo was taken?

Sixty-five
September 22nd, 2013 @ 5:56 am

Today would have been mom’s 65th birthday. I still can’t believe she’s not here. I am still mad. I am still sad. I miss her so much every single day and I truly know the meaning of being heartbroken. My sister and I are going to Disneyland today. I think that would have made her […]

Any News?
September 18th, 2013 @ 10:45 am

  From: David Gagne To: Katie Perez Subject: Re: Status Sent: September 18, 2013 @ 10:45 AM PDT Hey, Katie, Have you received copies of mom’s medical records from Florida Hospital Deland (Fish Memorial) that you requested on September 5th? Is there any way you could ask the external counsel working on the case for […]

Sister
February 8th, 2013 @ 11:10 am

  From: Bechtold, Jill To: Gagne, David Subject: Sister Sent: February 8, 2013 11:10 AM David, What is your sister’s full legal name and address? Thanks! Jill F. Bechtold, Esq.  

Christmas
December 25th, 2012 @ 6:00 am

I wrote a little something about Christmas in our family on my personal website. I am so, so heartbroken this holiday, our first without mom. She should have gotten to enjoy being a grandmother and she should have gotten to have many, many more Christmases and it’s just not fair. I miss her so much. […]

Joy
December 17th, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

Mom had incredible penmanship. (Her mother did, too, and I’ve tried to mimic their style my entire life.) She wrote me so frequently that I have — literally — boxes of cards and letters from her. She sent me a card on every holiday. She even sent me cards on Jewish holidays just to be […]

Thanksgiving
November 22nd, 2012 @ 7:30 am

Today is our first Thanksgiving without mom. One Thanksgiving twenty years ago — maybe twenty-five? — she made a batch of amazing candied yams. I think she screwed up the recipe somehow, added too much brown sugar or left them in the oven too long, something like that. I thought they were the best thing […]