Letter from mother on Mother’s Day

My brother Richard is the youngest of six siblings. Our mother died March 3, 1981 of a sudden heart attack. Richard writes:


Helen Blaska

Helen and I were pen pals. I think we wrote never less than monthly.  While living alone in San Diego, having broken up a 4-year relationship with Ildi, I received a very comforting letter from mom. As was her intent I’m sure, it lifted my spirits. 
That night I got a phone call from brother Mike.  The polished politician couldn’t seem to get out what he had called to say. And I knew it had to be something serious as he never called me, nor I him. So I tried to help him out and offered, “Mike, who died – Jerome?” 
“No, mom,” he said. 
After returning to my little studio apartment, home from the funeral, I checked my mail. Among the clutch of bills was a letter, from mom. She wrote that she had been quite ill, and was worried about it. So finally had seen her doctor and was now feeling much better. The letter was dated the day she died. One of the last things she did was to write to “my baby.” 

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1 Response to Letter from mother on Mother’s Day

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    The Gotch has never had the…um…opportunity to cut tulips and daffodils for his Dear nonagenarian Mother’s Mother’s Day bouquet in a blizzard, but the degree of difficulty will be a fond memory forever!

    “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

    ”Ain’t a woman alive who could take my mama’s place.” –Tupac

    “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother longest”- Irish Proverb

    The Gotch


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