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24 April 2008


John B.

Thank you for sharing your mother's life with us this way, both in this post and in all those other posts.

Wrinkle-resistant shirts--an optimist's purchase. I buy them, too.


Through raising children, loving others and perpetuating the joys of the natural world, I think it is possible to live on beyond our time.

Thanks for sharing so eloquently what all of us will, or have faced with the death of a parent.


Thank you, Pam. Thanks to you, your mother has touched our lives too.

Annie in Austin

The flowers in your mother's garden and the florist flowers sent to say goodbye are all lovely, Pam. I'm glad they comfort you in some way.

You call this is a post for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, so I'll answer as if it were one... your mother's groundcover looks like Golden Archangel, Lamium galeobdolon, the 'I should know this' could be Henbit and the blueberry flowers are especially lovely.

That must have been quite a drive.



My thoughts are with you and your family.



Beautiful, poignant, inspiring!
I am so sorry for your loss.


A couple of months after my father passed away, I know that he helped me get a job. It turned out to be a very terrible job. But I've always thought my father did pretty good for me, all things considered.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

This is a beautiful bloom day post, both in words and flowers. I am especially touched by these words,

"My Mother lives on in my garden - and in all of the gardens where she shared plants throughout her 74 years. I don't think I could count how many gardens that is. It comforts me tonight to know that she is blooming all over the place."

Thank you for sharing the beauty of your mother and her gardens with us.

Benjamin Vogt

As someone said, a wonderful tribute that connects us to your mother, and I'd like to add incredible writing that moved me. Thank you.


Pam: I have a daughter. I would wait for her to say goodbye to me before I leave this world. That love will carry you through!


Thank you, that was an incredibly moving, inspirational, and timely post. I've been thinking about this a lot lately and your perspective is appreciated. I'm glad you and your family "survived."


A perfect, and perfectly moving, tribute to your mother's love, life and legacy, Pam. I'm glad that you are all okay, and you're right--in time, you will be better than okay. And your mother lives on in her blooms all over the place, and in the love she bestowed on her family.


What a beautiful post, Pam. Thank you for sharing your mother with us.

I'm terribly sorry for what you are going though...it's an awful thing. You're in my thoughts.


Your mum's soul lives on in you and all of the lives she touched. I'm sorry I haven't been online much and am getting caught up on your blog. Fibroid surgery felled me for a spell, but the garden beckons.

I don't think there's any better place for healing our hearts and bodies than in a garden.

anna maria

I haven't read blogs in several months, nor written mine, so I apologize for being so late telling you how sorry I am that you have lost your mother.

What you wrote made me sad for you and for your family, and sad for myself, remembering my parents' death (my father's was from lung cancer as well).

Yes, you are right, you will miss her forever. When our loved ones die we continue in life with a thorn in our side. Nothing quite ever makes it go completely away.

I hope you are enjoying her flowers and yours.

All the best,
Anna Maria


Anna Maria, thanks so much. When I had read your most recent (last) post a few months ago, I did sense that you were coming back out into the world, after some difficult losses. Yes, I suppose we both understand lung cancer now - and I'm sorry to hear that your father was challenged with the same disease. A thorn - yes. I am muddling through, and I hope that you are continuing to be out and about, enjoying your world. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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