It's been a while since my last post - I have been deep down on the journey of my mother's death on November 30, 2016. Most everything has taken a back seat to this momentous and earth-shattering event. She was a grand dame who lived a good, long, and happy life. "Hung with Horseshoes" is how she described herself. She was lucky to be able to live independently in her own home right until the end, and she drove a stick shift until she was 86, giving up her car just a few months before she died.a She was a force. Our relationship was deep and rich and complicated, and my world is resettling into its new shape without her. I miss you momma!