My Auntie Pat, my mom's youngest sister if I'm remembering the order correctly, is putting together a book of memories and stories about my mom to commemorate the event. I've been thinking about what I might add to that collection.
What strikes me, however, is that I'm having a hard time dredging up specific memories about my mom. I have memories of childhood but I think that I was very introverted then as most of them are memories about me. My mom seems to be, in my memory, more of a part of the environment than an active player in my life.
I know that isn't true, of course, as much of what I am today is a reflection of my parents. I'm just having difficulty remembering anything specific about my mom.
So what sorts of things do you think a person might remember about their mother? What sorts of events would tend to put moms in focus for their children? I'm hoping some of your suggestions will jog my memory.