Happy Mother’s Day 2020

Happy Mother’s Day 2020.

I know this can be a hard day for some for a variety of reasons. I also know many don’t celebrate Mother’s Day due to various reasons.

My mother passed away in 1997, but I always try to visit her Find-A-Grave memorial for Mother’s Day. She’s buried over 950 miles away so it’s not easy to visit her grave in person. My last in person visit was in early 2007 when I did my third Hurricane Katrina trip in the area.

Her death was unexpected as she had been doing very well for the six months prior to her death.


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10 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day 2020

  1. It’s hard for me with my daughter in England.

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    • That’s hard.

      At least these days, there are things like Skype, Facetime, various video messaging systems around where you can at least see her. I know it’s not the same as being able to see her in person.


  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Sorry for your loss and also sad to hear her grave is 950 miles away

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    • Thankfully graving sites like Find-A-Grave and BillionGraves allow me to visit her grave virtually. I try to visit her grave on her birthday, on the day she died and whenever I am thinking of her.

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      • My niece should be starting Chemo 2.0 in the near future. The first rounds were 2 chemo drugs and weren’t weekly. The second rounds are weekly with a different drug.

        My half-sister, Mom’s first born, is buried in Columbus, Georgia. It took me decades to find her as Mom misremembered some key details like birth year and last name. I eventually found her after coming across a birth/death announcement in my hometown newspaper – not sure if she was stillborn or died the day of her birth. I haven’t been to her grave yet, but visit her Find-A-Grave memorial, and Lord willing, I will get to make a trip to visit her grave in person to pay my respects. It was learning about Lorraine where I became interested in genealogy as my parents weren’t into it. I think genealogy can serve a purpose in helping us learn about our ancestors as we long as we don’t get carried away with it as some groups do.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Thanks for the update with your niece. All those chemo must not be easy for her body.

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      • I’m sure it’s not. She does have her mother, husband, two children, sister, and church family supporting and praying for her among others. It’s being done at an Air Force Base hospital as her husband is retired Coast Guard.

        One of the round 1 chemo drugs was nicknamed Red Devil.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Her husband is in the Air Force right?


      • No, he was in the Coast Guard. Her father who died last year actually was in the Air Force and retired from that base.


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