|Bill and his Mom (about 1952) in Toccoa, Georgia|
When I came into the kitchen for breakfast this morning, Bill was sitting in his Archie Bunker chair with his iPad. He told me "Mark (his grand nephew) sent me a picture of me with my Mom."
I said "Oh, can I see it?" As I said earlier I've never seen a picture of Bill with his Mom. Well, actually I have seen another picture of Bill with his Mom and that was one Mark sent last year of Bill with his two older sisters, and his half brother and his Mom. They were all little kids. Such a precious picture.
|Bill with his Mom, sisters and half brother Norman Brown, Jr. - 1932|
Bill's Mom died suddenly at age 52 about a year before I met Bill. I never had the privilege of meeting her. I've always wondered what she would have thought of me. I know I would have liked her.
Bill and my Mom became good friends. My Mom was only four years older than Bill. When she died in 2010 Bill lost one of his best friends.
I'm not a religious person (all that "man-made" religion I can't stomach, no disrespect to those who do follow organize religion) but I am a spiritual person. I believe that if there is any kind of existence after our earthly "tour of duty", that I will meet Bill's Mom. Hey, who knows, maybe our Moms are already together and waiting for us. Now that would really be Heaven.
Bill and my Mom 1969 having dinner at our house in Philadelphia, PA. Also in the photo is my brother John and his wife Barbara and their two daughters Nancy and Vickey. Check out that "state of the art" TV in the dining room. That was living!
|Bill and me today at Gordon's Pond, Delaware|