22 March 2009

today is my mother's birthday, her 79th. she is on the bottom row, third from the left, and i believe this is her 8th grade graduation. 

of all the girls in this group, she was least likely to give birth to eleven children, but did...

attended st. francis xavier in cresson, pa, followed by mount aloysius, and then nurse's training at mercy hospital in pittsburgh. 

she turned from the church when they turned 'round the altar, but catholicism is like circumcision, irreversible. this post is for me, because she won't see it, nor will she see the month of april. 

7 comments:

words, wine, coffee, art said...

Hi Virginia, thinking of you as you think about your mother's life.
May things go well.

virginia said...

thank you; it's all i've had on my mind...

kaye said...

prayers for you, and kind thoughts

virginia said...

thank you, i so appreciate these comments.

marymurtz said...

This has tugged at me so much. Sending you thoughts of peace, and gratitude for the memories you have of your mother. Thank you for sharing this piece of your heart.

virginia said...

you are welcome, and thank you for your sincere thoughts.

raised in the lush green of the pennsylvania mountains, she tried to defy the desert gods with pansies and bermuda grass. it took only one visit back east before kennedy was killed...she returned a devout tumbleweed hugger.

Anrosh said...

you shared a big piece of your life with us. prayers and warmth and comfort be yours. anrosh


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