Goodbye, Mother

You will, I’m sure, pardon my absence this past week.

Yesterday my family and I came together to say goodbye to our Mother. It was the first time we had all been together in about ten years. We are siblings, yes, but in many respects, we are strangers, too.

Our once-large family has been decimated. Each of us has gone our separate ways, our paths seldom to cross. But yesterday we shared a common loss. Mother was the last of her generation of this family. And, due to our unshared lives, dreams, and hopes I can’t help wondering when, if ever, we will all gather again. The thread that held us loosely together has been severed.

Rest in peace Mother Norma Grace Wright.


About Ol' Big Jim

Ol' Big Jim, has been a storekeeper, an embalmer, a hospital orderly, a medical biller, and through it all, a teller of tall tales. Many of his stories, like his first book, New Yesterdays, are set in his hometown of Piedmont, Alabama. For seven years, he lived in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Amman, Jordan where he spends his time trying to visit each one of the thousands of Ammani coffee shops and scribbling in his ever-present notebook. These days, you can find him back stateside, still filling notebooks.
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6 Responses to Goodbye, Mother

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss, Jim. Moms are special and I hope your memories of her will sustain you at this time.

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  2. Caz Greenham says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, our Jim.
    I understand your pain. Caz

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Good bye cousin

    Liked by 1 person

  4. So sorry for your loss. I lost my mother last year

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