Saturday, April 21, 2007

Deleting Mom's Phone Number

Mom died three months ago. She died of Alzheimer's. Probably the very worst way to die in the world. Two weeks later my sisters and a few other relatives went to Moline, Illinois to bury the ashes.

The other day I was scrolling down my phone list on my cell phone and encountered Mom. I stopped and stared at it. Her number was still there. What if I called it now? Would Mom answer? Could I tell her how her funeral went? How the kids are doing? Would she still tell me how proud she is of me?

Menu, Down Arrow, Down Arrow, Down Arrow, Delete, Ok to delete? Yes.

1 comment:

Histrel said...

It's a difficult thing to have to do. It was two years before I could bring myself to delete my nana's details after she died. It seemed so final.