1. I love it when you post remembrances of your mom. She was clearly hugely important to you, and it speaks loudly of the impact we have on the people around us, even after we die. I can’t even fathom my life after my mom dies, but I hope I’ll be able to endear her to people who never met her, as you’ve done. : )

    Unfortunately I’ll be reading a lot more than 15 minutes today, and it will largely be boring journal articles and trade magazines reflections about copyright issues. Blech. But perhaps before going to bed, I’ll get out one of the few books I haven’t already packed away for my upcoming move, and dig in for a bit. For your mom!

    1. Kronda

      Heather, thanks for the lovely comment! For some reason I didn’t get my usual comment notification so I didn’t see it till just now. I feel your pain about being stuck reading nothing but text books. My spring break was too short to really did into anything but I’ve got a few good ones standing by. 🙂


  2. What a beautiful way to remember your mom!

    Ms. T reads a lot more, now that she has an e-reader (Nook). I will eventually buy one, too. I don’t read much, anymore, and I miss it.

    1. Kronda

      This was definitely the most successful April 12th I’ve had in a while. 🙂 I miss reading too! I’m desperate to run off to the Sylvia Beach Hotel with a big stack.

  3. Sandy B

    I did it – I DEAR’d. Thanks for helping give light to priorities 🙂

    I don’t think I have heard you say that your mom’s cancer was “completely preventable” before. I’m reminded of some of your feelings while she was dying.

  4. Kronda

    Hey Sandy,

    I was just thinking about you the other day. Thanks for stopping by.

    A colonoscopy can basically remove polyps before they become cancerous. Usually doctors recommend starting to get them around age 50, but as it turns out there’s a history of colon cancer in my family–my grandmother had it when she was 50, but because she didn’t ignore it, she had surgery and was fine–in fact she just turned 87 on Sunday and is still looking great and going strong.

    When Grammy finally told her kids that she had had cancer, my aunt Jo who is a doctor, called all her siblings and encouraged them to get early screening. Not one person did–in fact mom ignored her symptoms for years, and she and my uncle Jonathan both paid the price.

    So yes–completely preventable, and yes, I’m still a little bitter.

    Hope you’re doing well, how’s your little one?

  5. Dan Linn

    Lovely tribute. I’m so busy that I need excuses to read and I’m going to use this as one.



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