Saturday, February 12, 2011

Last Entry in Journal #1 (5 more to go)

Saturday August 17, 1991

No walk again today. Spent the day at Gledhill and Lemona showing and cleaning. Hurried home at 5 p.m. to make chicken drumettes for square dance tonight. Our Boots & Slippers anniversary (32nd) dance. Danced pretty well. Then went out to IHOP for dessert with the group of 10.

Bed at 12:30 a.m.

This is Mom's last entry in Journal #1 (out of 6). Journal #1 began on April 11 and takes us through August 17, 1991. Reading her journal has brought back many good memories. I am struck by how much Mom wants to keep her life as normal as possible. She wants to spend time with her children and her grandchildren, but this is how she always was, even before her cancer diagnosis. She wants to enjoy her friends and her life like it is a great adventure. Look at the last sentence, bed at 12:30! I haven't stayed up past midnight for years! Mom wanted to enjoy every minute with friends before falling into bed exhausted. It makes me wonder though if her exhaustion kept her immune system as strong as it could have been.

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