Here are some examples of Mom’s art installations around the house. The creative mind never rests.
Mitten on a Plunger
Pinecone with Framing Elements
Four Squares, Folded and Balanced on a Stopper Stem
Nut in Candleholder (paired with Pinecone)
At approximately 3:30am I 1/2 woke from a light sleep. The room was dark. Before moving a muscle, I had that strange feeling that I wasn’t alone. I couldn’t hear or see anything, just sensed that something was off. I slowly turned my head to the left side of the bed and saw a slow moving silhouette leaning over my bed and slowly pulling away my covers. Very startled and still 1/2 awake, I jumped. The bedside figure then jumped. I said “oh, you scared me”. Mom didn’t miss a beat and exhaled “YOU scared ME!”.
Mom had a paper plate next to her on the couch. The plate had some bits of food and crumbs on it. Mom picked up the plate and headed across the room. I was glad she was going to the kitchen to throw it out. But she wasn’t going to the kitchen. Instead Mom made a shorter trip, taking the plate over to the barrel-shaped fire implement holder, and tilted it and brushed the food into the implement holder. Then she brought the clean plate back to the couch, and carefully tucked it in behind the back of the couch cushion.
Sitting in the living room learning to create the Wonderland website, Mom became antsy, stood up, and began leaving the room. When we asked her to stay, she stated, rather forcefully, “I’ve had enough of this!”
Sometime in 2016 on one of our trips home to see Mom and Dad, we all went for a walk up to elementary school nearby, and were swinging in the swings. Mom piped up “It’s nice when you’re old enough to do what you feel like and don’t care what other people might think.” True words of wisdom !
When Jaime, Jeff and Tonja were leaving 206, they went into Mom and Dad’s bedroom to say goodbye to them, as they were still in bed.
Mom said to Jeff in a slightly aggravated tone; “What are you doing ?!?! We’re trying to get some sleep !!!”
As the 3 kids left the room, Jeff said “Whatever happened to waving goodbye in the driveway ?”
Jeff to Mom: “That’s me. I’m your son. This is a picture of me when I was a bit younger.”
Mom looks at the picture, then looks at Jeff and says in an incredulous tone, “What happened to you ?!!!”
3-5-17 Jaime to Mom: “I’m leaving now. Driving back home to CT. I love you.”
Mom’s response to Jaime: “Oh good. Now I can finally go to bed.”
3-11-17 Jaime asked mom “What do you want for dinner ?” Mom replied “Nothing in particular and everything I can think of.”
3-11-17 Mom asked Jeff R. “Are you crazy or am I ?”