Yesterday was a good day.
I ate lunch and dinner with my dear niece Elizabeth and precious Caroline and Andrew.
We ate lunch at Central Market, where we got to eat outside and enjoy the great weather. (I had to take a picture, of course.)
Then last night we ate dinner here at our house. I call it 'dinner' but it was really 'supper'. We had Firehouse subs, chips and raw veggies. My kind of meal.
We were spending the day in remembrance of my sweet twin, and Elizabeth and Cap's mom, Peggy Jean. (I'm Nancy Jane.)
Here's a picture of her with Cap and Elizabeth back in 1982...Twenty one years ago yesterday Peggy died of breast cancer. She was diagnosed in 1984 when she was 32. Elizabeth was just two years old and Cap was almost four years old. Neither of them remember her as a well person. She died 4 1/2 years later.
Here are some lessons:
- Women: do self-exams, and get mammograms.
- Never assume that you're going to grow old.
- Tell people that you love them, as Peggy did - all the time.
There are more lessons... and I may write about them later.
One thing I will write about soon is what happened to me the morning of her funeral. I'll try and tell about that tomorrow.
In closing, here are pictures of Peggy and me in our younger days...
That last picture shows you that my mom has always been a beauty.