Just after this photo was taken, mom and I left the bridal shower. In the car, mom rolled down the window of my Honda Element and called to my cousin, her dear niece.
MOM: Lynn, honey, are you going to the cemetery tomorrow?
LYNN: Yes. (Patiently.) Remember we talked about it earlier today.
MOM: Oh, yes. But, what time are you going?
LYNN: Early. And, by early, that means before noon.
ME: Excellent. I’ll pick you up at 7:00 tomorrow morning, mom.
MOM: Oh, no you won’t. Not unless you want to carry me. I’ll still be asleep.
ME: What time do you wake up?
MOM: I set my alarm for 10:00.