*Lolspeak off for a minute*
While we are on the topic of mothers–
A little over five years ago, at a Christmas ’08 family gathering, I mentioned to my Mom (then 85) that I had found an interesting Internet site with funny cat pictures and a collection of people who wrote messages to each other in their own language. I explained that the people lived all over the world but had their own community and seemed to care a lot about each other. Mom wasn’t a computer person, but as a teacher for many years, she knew a lot about people, and after I told her more about the site (ICHC as it was then), she urged me to take part in the community. I had never been one to participate in bulletin-boards and such, but her encouragement pushed me to “de-lurk” and become a Cheezpeep. For the fun I’ve had since then, as for so many other things, I am forever indebted to my mother.
Mom crossed the Bridge this afternoon at age 90, peacefully, after a mercifully brief illness. I’m sure she’s having fun with the kitties, since she won’t be troubled by cat-allergies any longer, nor by any of the other physical aggravations that her nine decades had inflicted.