Mom's Story

MOTHER BY NUMBERS
(4/24/15)


Mom
was born
4/24/1935

oldest
of four
siblings

she married
the oldest
of five siblings

she suffered
two stillbirths

she lost
her first child
to an unknown
disease

she raised
two of us

she divorced
for the first
time

one of us
gave her
two grandchildren

she married
for the second
time

she divorced
for the second
time

she died
15 years
ago
at 65

9/19/2000
at 7:10 am

she
would have
turned 80
today

she's
certainly
had any number
of better
birthdays