December 2017
Holiday Memories:  The Little Pink Vase
The little pink vase was a memory made in May, 2001 with my late mother, but the remembrance of that time is always a dominant memory during the holidays.
I gave Mom a rose in a little pink vase for her last Mother’s Day, the year she was diagnosed with bone cancer.  She loved that vase, just the right size for her soft, small hand, the opaque curve in the top half providing the perfect space to grasp it.
As her disease progressed, she requested it repeatedly.  She never wanted another flower for it, just the vase sufficed.  Holding it gave her a measure of security in the midst of what she knew was to come.



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