My mom died today. She was 98-1/2 and her mind wasn’t fully there anymore. I knew this was coming, but I will still miss her.
She had been part of a brain study for the past 20 years and very much wanted to remain part of it, so she will continue to contribute.
After the funeral home folks left with her, I went to the ships bell hanging out side (she was a Navy veteran) and gently struck 8 bells.