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Mom. Heart attack. Autopsy. Overuse injury.

by Contemplative on November 18, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Mom had 4 myocardial infarctions on Nov 26th, 2003. December 8th will mark the 9th year of her passing. She failed at nothing, especially showing love to others and yet her heart didn't make the grade in the end. Brace for this, I did not.

Miss Mom. She now sends me love letters daily in the form of inspiration, pun, cleverness, and wit. Return address marked: "See above."


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