My Mom’s Last Day

21 Jun

Tuesday was my students’ last day as sixth graders.

It turns out it was also my mom’s last day on Earth.

She got up and met her little old lady friends for coffee. She usually brought down the horoscopes or the quote of the day to share with everyone.

She called my eldest sister to take her to the dollar store for dime wrappers. She had a lot of dimes she’d won at Bingo and wanted to get them organized.

For lunch she had a toasted tomato sandwich, a banana, and a glass of milk. For dinner she had Lean Cuisine meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

Tuesday evening she went to cards & bingo – probably with her neatly organized dimes. She fainted while she was there and her little old lady friends called for an ambulance and they called my eldest sister, who beat the ambulance to the hospital.

She had revived before she got to the hospital, but her blood pressure kept dropping. She died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

She was a feisty French-Canadian who loved bingo, her family, and Pachelbel’s Canon. We will hold her memorial service on July 7th, in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

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7 Responses to “My Mom’s Last Day”

  1. Bill Armstrong June 21, 2018 at 5:49 am #

    God Bless your Mom. Please accept our condolences. Prayers for all of you.
    Bill and Lilly Dawn
    and Janie Anne and Siobhan who your Mom will meet in Heaven.

    Sent from Windows Mail

    • Adrienne June 21, 2018 at 5:52 am #

      Thanks. It was unexpected, but quick.

  2. Annette Rochelle Aben June 21, 2018 at 6:00 am #

    Wishing peace for you and your family. ❤

  3. Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 6:16 am #

    So sorry for your loss. What a pleasant and peaceful way to pass to her next Big Bingo game. Hugs to you! Diane

  4. Elizabeth Bilson June 21, 2018 at 6:43 am #

    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Hoping your Mom and mine will
    get to play Bingo in Heaven. Truman and I send lots of hugs and snooter kisses.

  5. Melissa Edmonson June 21, 2018 at 7:57 am #

    My condolences to you and your family.

  6. ponderandact June 21, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    Adrienne, I am so sorry. My mother left us unexpectedly, so I am familiar with some of the feelings you must be experiencing. May her memory be eternal (and may she always have the winning bingo card).

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