April 1st.

April 1st. It is my mom’s birthday, and also her sister’s birthday. It amazes me how my grandmother managed to give birth to two daughters on the same day five years apart.

My mom passed away more than a decade ago. Today I don’t have a phone call to make. I don’t have a gift to send or a visit to make. Today I have my memories of my mother. How she loved me, cared for me, and put up with me.

Oddly, her birthday falls on April fools Day. I don’t like pranking people or joking with people on this day. I wonder why? Maybe deep down I see it as not honoring my mother and aunt. So today, no pranks, no jokes, just pleasant memories.

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