Friday, October 6, 2017

94 Years Remembered in 94 Days-Post 91 (Comets)

Today, October 6, is the 15th anniversary of my mom's death.   When I started this project last July, I wasn't thinking about how hard it might be to come up with 94 posts.   However, with all of the things I found in Douglas and so many things to remember, it hasn't been hard at all.  
Right after my mom died, my friend from Douglas, Ann Littrell sent me this picture.  She told me at the time that the picture that she gave meant a lot to her because it was given to her by someone when she was working on a Native American Reservation in Northern Arizona.   Ann is an attorney and has always had a social conscience.   Her giving it to me meant a lot because i know that she valued it very much.     She also gave me a copy of the book that she writes about.  I treasure this and have it on my wall in my house.  
What Ann said is:
If a star falls when someone dies, as Hans Christian Anderson's "Little Match Girl" said, then surely a flaming ball of color and light would mark the passing of someone as vibrant and wonderful as Margaret.
The article that she sent states:
Salt Lake City (AP) - Residents in Utah, Colorado, and southern Wyoming saw a fireball, which some said had a long tail of green, orange and purple flames that raced across the night sky.
The fireball was seen Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
"It was probably a meteor burning up in the atmosphere," said Peter Wilensky, meteorologist for the National Weather Service Colorado Basin River Forecast Center.
Because of the time difference, this was about the time that my mom died.   And that is why Ann sent it to me.  I treasure it.
As I was writing this, I guess I had not thought about a sort of coincidence...both my mom and Teresa died on a Sunday evening.  My mom died at 84 two days before her 85th birthday.   Teresa died at 94 28 days before her 95th birthday.  
Makes me think......... 

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