cheryl: Memories of Mom

For several years on July 4th family and friends gathered at my parents house for lunch and after the fireworks at the mall to light off fire crackers in the drive way and eat dessert. Two years in a row, at least, James mom and step-dad joined us. My mom and James mom would just be silly all day and after the mall they would divvy up the little poppers, “One for you and one for me”. Then they would count together to three and then throw them at the ground where they would make a fun little popping noise and then they would do it all over again. Our moms were incredibly fun to watch and I missed seeing the fun this year. My mom was very sick in the hospital for two months this year. We all missed the light hearted spirit and joy. I’ll always fondly remember those years we spent having fun together and I’ll probably buy a box of poppers  every year to throw in her memory.

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