For a long time, I contacted the people who sent all this mail and let them know that she was dead. They all expressed condolences, etc., said they would take her name off their lists, and…..kept right on sending mail. So, for the last 6 months or so, I was writing “Deceased” and sending mail back. Now, I’m just resorting to “Dead.” It’s quicker.
And it seems to work. The volume of mail has gone from 8 or 9 pieces of mail a day to maybe 2 or 3 now. However, today, an opportunity arose that I couldn’t pass up. Meeps got a thick envelope from Dr. Andrew Weil about his new newsletter. I don’t know if you know who Dr. Weil is, but he’s an M.D. that is a big proponet of natural health and healing, etc. Got a lot of books out. A friend of mine once encountered him on a tornado-chasing trip around the country, and recognized him when no one else did. He said, “Just call me Andy.” Sounds like a good guy, really.
So, on the front of this envelope, there was some promotional copy, and in big letters, with words, “SELF HEALING!!” Oh, the opportunity was too much. Just too much, I tell you…
I crossed out her name and my address, wrote the usual “Dead” there, but beside the “SELF HEALING”, I swear I couldn’t help myself, I wrote….”Too Late!!!” and popped it back in the mail box tonight.
I swear I could hear Meeps cracking up with me! It’s exactly the thing we would have hooted over until we collapsed out of breath on the couch.
So, have a good laugh on my mom tonight. It’s the best way to remember her