December 30 was my mother's birthday. I thought of her that day and the things that I miss the most, now that she's gone. She was a rich source of stories, never doing anything in a small way and always having no problem with asking for exactly what she wanted. The only rules my mother lived by were her own, like in this video, "The One Year Latin Haircut Rule."
The video here, recorded last May with The Listen To Your Mother Show Milwaukee, paints a picture so perfectly of what life was like being my mother's daughter. She was able to see this footage, and I can't tell you the pleasure it gave me to see her cover her mouth and giggle like she was 8 years old instead of 88. "I'm crazy, no?"
Mama, you were crazy good. I miss you.
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