And so on Thursday, January 23, Tom and I set off on the 500-mile drive from Gahanna, Ohio, to my mother's house in Seaford, Delaware to give my brother and sister-in-law a bit of help with the task of sifting through my mother's things and to procure a couple of mementos that I'd wanted from among them, a ceramic on wood wall hanging that my siblings called "Goiter Guy" and a papier maché on wood wall hanging of a dancing gypsy that our family called "Carmen." (see yesterday's post, "The Goiter Guy and Carmen").
It was late when we arrived in Seaford, and we spent the night in the cozy guestroom of my brother and sister-in-law.
I agreed that it kind of did. And yet on the other hand didn't we all feel glad that she was still alive? At least we didn't have to do this undertaking with sad, heavy hearts. More pondersome to me was that this was likely to be the last time I'd ever see my mother's house,
However, I did send a text out to my children asking if anyone had an interest in requiring either of the two pieces. Turns out two of my children wanted the pieces,
...and once more around her yard.
On our way home we stopped for dinner in Cambridge, Ohio at our favorite restaurant along the return trip, a Greek place called The Forum,
...where the food is great, my favorites being the Spanikopita Salad,