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Memoirs of my mother

Posted by donnadawson on January 7, 2009 at 9:29 AM

Recently, my daughter came across an old cook book that belonged to my mother.  Some of you may know that my mother graduated into heaven a few years back.  Our family felt the void of her home going and it was with pleasure that I received the phone call from my daughter saying that Mom had left a little note in the cook book.  I'd like to share that note with you.

 

"Memories of youth

by Freeda Dawson

 

Each year drops a thin veil over the preceding year and as you get farther away from the years of youth the accumulation of veils becomes a thickness substantial enough to conceal and hide.  Only in certain moments when some memory stirs will that thickness slit through with a look at youth and then the slit in the veil closes again.  Veils, some bright, some sombre, fall together and lose all particular colour, merging into a gentle grey."

 

I have often wondered where I received my love of writing.  And I have dearly missed the connection with my mother.  In one fell swoop, my daughter gave me two gifts.  I now know where my use of the pen springs from and that connection, through my writing, is re-established.  We truly are an extension of our ancestors.  My only regret is that my mother didn't write more of her musings.  Many blessings as you pass on parts of yourselves to your children, your extended families or your readers.

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3 Comments

Reply Laura Davis
12:31 PM on January 7, 2009 
What a wonderful gift to receive!
Reply anonymous
7:18 PM on January 12, 2009 
Donna, I just read your post that included what your mom wrote....yes the gift/pens are very similar..
amazing..
Reply anonymous
2:33 PM on January 15, 2009 
No doubt where that ability to craft with words comes from. I'm so glad your daughter found that. A gift to you both, I'm sure.