five minute friday: visit

by admin on January 24, 2014

My mom passed away in October 2012 and man, it’s put a big hole in my world – she was big on visiting. She loved it when folks came over to visit her. She lived alone in a one bedroom apartment, in a nice complex and I think one of her daily “jobs” was to keep tabs on what all her neighbors were up to. So, when she had a visitor I know it made her feel special that someone knocked on her door!

When you went to my mom’s for a visit, no matter who you were, or what day it was or whatever the season she had the right stuff. Are you a tea drinker? She offered hot tea. Prefer coffee? Sure, I’ll make a pot – no problem. And, always underneath her linen drawer she kept a stash of cookies – store bought mostly or if you were really lucky she had just baked a pan of her famous brownies.

My mom loved a good visit. Now, every time I pass her street there is a deep urging to turn up the road, park the car, and knock on the door and holler in “whatcha doin’ Ma? It’s me.”

Five minute Friday: visit

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Rachael @ Mommy LCSW January 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Sounds like a good mama, who is dearly missed! So glad you have good memories to hang on to in these times!

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admin January 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

She was a good mom and very social!!! Thanks for VISITing!

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Julee January 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Oh my goodness, this tore at my heart. I want to be just like your mom, especially with my children and grandchildren. God bless you as you continue on the journey.

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admin January 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Julee, thanks for stopping by and sharing a …. visit!

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Sandra Heska King January 24, 2014 at 7:13 pm

My mom passed in November 2011. We still visit my dad, but the house is just not the same without her sitting with us at the table, cup of coffee in hand. Sigh… We’ll always miss them.

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admin January 25, 2014 at 6:23 am

Always.

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Wendy January 24, 2015 at 8:16 am

You are a dear. I loved this. So short, but in the end we know this special woman. Thank you for letting us know her a bit more here. Much love.

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admin January 24, 2015 at 10:28 am

Wendy, she was one-of-a-kind!!! xo

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Anita Ojeda January 25, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Aw, I’m so sorry you lost your mom, Susan. How wonderful that she had hospitality mastered and knew exactly how to make people feel at home.

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admin January 26, 2015 at 6:49 am

Anita, THAT she did!

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Kari Bodine January 25, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Sounds like she left a sweet legacy :)

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admin January 26, 2015 at 6:49 am

Kari, thanks for stopping by. Yes, as they say, “Apples don’t fall far from the tree!”

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Amanda @ queenofthelandoftwigsnberries January 26, 2015 at 10:04 am

Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman. Such a great way to remember her, through writing. My dad passed away almost five years ago, and I still miss him every second of every day.

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admin January 26, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Amanda, I hope you write about your father – it is such an awesome tribute!

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