19 May 2014
For Sarah & Nilla Wafers: 1935-2014
Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico 1953 (Dad, 5th from left - Mom, far right)
Huntersville, NC 1972
San Juan, PR 1954
Sarah and Mark Tinseth, 1970
She did not allow her children to say anything to anyone about her lung cancer. A heavy smoker, she quit only five yrs ago.
My sisters and I were surprised to see how alike my parents, divorced for many years, were when it came to their final wishes. Cremation. No ceremony or service. I'm not sure whether they didn't want to put anyone out or just didn't care.
Mom did not like my blog and I don't blame her. It cost me a lot and regretful sacrifices were made. She wouldn't be happy about this post, but some maternal relatives follow this blog and so these pictures are for you. They remind me of that kitchen table at the farm where you'd lift a piece of table cloth and find corn bread, country ham, red eye gravy and my favorite, Nilla Wafer banana pudding.