A Visit From Mom

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Laura’s mom Toby came to visit today and Laura curled up in her lap. ‘I felt so safe.  I haven’t lain in my mother’s lap since childhood when we would watch Hedy Lamarr and Joan Crawford movies together.’

Toby is 83 and has dementia, so she changes stories around a bit nowadays. Today she told old stories about her childhood growing up in Poland and Palestine before emigrating to the US in 1938.  She can still navigate New York like a native and took the subway on her own from Forest Hills, Queens to the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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The pair drank green juices together and when Toby said she was in the mood for potato soup, Laura thought: ‘Oh boy, do we have the soup for you!’ and happily fed her the leftover Hippocrates soup (a Gerson staple).  Toby pronounced it: ‘Delicious!’  Unfortunately Laura doesn’t feel the same.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. colette says:

    Oh my word! Laura, your mom is soooooooso beautiful. And Lucie takes after her. What’s up with that?

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  2. Carol says:

    Both of you have beautiful moms! Lovely story, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Elaine Souda says:

    Such a beautiful moment between you and your Mom.

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  4. Jake aka Heather says:

    Beautiful photo! Your beautiful life force is beaming from you both.

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