Friday, May 25, 2007

stakeout: progress notes

The stakeout continues, the happy news being that the cemetary is only open from 8 am to 5 pm, thus no need to arrive at dawn and leave after dark. That's assuming, of course, that my 89 year old mother wouldn't leap the fence after dark to leave flowers on the grave, thus eluding capture.

It's been great fun receiving updates throughout the day from my sister. Of course I recognize her cell number on caller ID at the shop, so I'm able to answer the phone with plaintive little whines along the line of "Mom?? MOMMY?? Where have you been, why did you leave us?" I don't know why it makes us laugh so hard, but it does. Somewhere in there is the healing effect of a shared dark humor in the face of tragedy.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Coach said...

God, I hope it really is your mother and she has an unbelievably great story to share. Then again, maybe it's just Perpetual Care. Damn.

May 25, 2007 10:37 AM  
Blogger evilganome said...

Best of luck. Good to hear that you are keeping your sense of humor about this. Now I want to know whose been leaving the flowers all this time too.

May 25, 2007 10:48 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Please keep us posted on this--there's hope tugging at my heart, too!

May 25, 2007 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Michele said...

Yes - we need updates - good luck.

May 25, 2007 3:10 PM  

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