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Wed May 13, 2020, 10:56 AM

Today my mother turns 97.

It's the first time in ages that I'm not in Baton Rouge for it (at 75, I'm not getting on a plane now), but my two sisters are there. Also, we are incredibly lucky because Mom has a fantastic 86-year-old husband who takes care of her in their own home.

My sister just told me that Mom said (in her limited post-stroke vocabulary), "Why did the Lord leave me down here? I'm ready to go. I want to see Jan (her deceased daughter) and the rest of them." Mom is the last of 14 siblings who grew up in rural Mississippi.

As an atheist, I stopped discussing religion with Mom long ago. I hope her life ends peacefully. That's all we can wish for anybody.

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Reply Today my mother turns 97. (Original post)
Croney May 2020 OP
riversedge May 2020 #1
Croney May 2020 #7
LakeArenal May 2020 #2
Croney May 2020 #6
Bayard May 2020 #3
Croney May 2020 #8
Niagara May 2020 #4
Croney May 2020 #9
Butterflylady May 2020 #5
Croney May 2020 #10
Solly Mack May 2020 #11
Croney May 2020 #12
irisblue May 2020 #13
Croney May 2020 #14

Response to Croney (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 10:59 AM

1. yes, to die in my sleep is my wish. Peace to you and your family.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:38 PM

7. Thank you!

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 11:37 AM

2. Happy Birthday.

Wish you’d have given us a name.

Anyone reaching 97 and still knows what’s going on deserves a special wish.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #2)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:38 PM

6. Her name is Stella!

Thank you.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:22 PM

3. Happy Birthday to your Mom

Its great that she can still be at home.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:39 PM

8. Thank you!

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:26 PM

4. Happy Birthday to your mother!

Here's a virtual birthday party for her.

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Response to Niagara (Reply #4)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:39 PM

9. Yay, a party! Thank you.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:30 PM

5. That is something to really celebrate!!!🤗

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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #5)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:40 PM

10. Thank you!

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 01:36 PM

11. Happy Birthday to your Mom.

My Mom was the baby of nine daughters. Her twin was several minutes older.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #11)

Wed May 13, 2020, 02:16 PM

12. Thanks! Nine daughters, wow.

My mom was second-youngest of the 14.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 02:31 PM

13. Blessings on Momma, blessings on you

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Response to irisblue (Reply #13)

Wed May 13, 2020, 02:58 PM

14. Thank you!

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