Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"My Yiddishe..."

My mother left us, aged 94.

Due to the appropriate Jewish grieving process, plus my usual technical ineptitude, I will not be available at this location until next week.

My mother once asked how long it took us to fly to Hawaii.

"It's about the same as flying to Toronto," I replied.

"Yeah," she came back wistfully, "but when you land, it's Hawaii."

The woman made me. And she made me laugh.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Marc says
You have my sympathy and condolances

bill jones said...

My deepest condolences for you and your family.

Paloma said...

I'm so sorry Earl. Take all the time you need.

Rich said...

Earl, my sincere condolences on your loss.

Bob Levinson said...

Condeolences, Earl...

Jon Weisman said...

So sorry to hear this, Earl. All my best thoughts to you.

Dimension Skipper said...

I just wanted to add my sincere condolences as well. Just judging based on your TV work I've seen and your blogging, coupled with the fact that she in effect produced you, and then your wonderful little relevant story above, I have no doubt she was a magnificent lady. And no matter the age, enduring such a loss is never something you can be quite completely prepared for imo.

My sympathies to you and the rest of your family...

Paul said...

My sincerest sympathies. Only someone who has lost a mother can understand the loss. I'm sorry for your pain.

Corinne said...

I have found that it never matters how old the child is or how old the parent is- the loss is still deep and hard.

I am so sorry for your loss.

45 is the new 30 said...

Earl, I'm truly sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing for you and your family.

diane said...

Earl; I wish you and your family peace and understanding. It is so hard to lose a loved one. May your memories of her bring you comfort.

Jo said...

I am very sorry for your loss - thinking of you and your family.

Nancy said...

I am sorry for your loss. {{{HUGS}}}

emily said...

Earl,

We all wish you comfort. Her memory will be with you forever.

Sarah said...

Earl, I am so sorry for your loss...I'm hoping you're able to share a few more memories of her when you come back- having raised you, she must've been quite a lady.

Mic said...

Sorry for your loss, Ken.

I think she did a fine job of that "making" thing. It's obvious she had humor in those genes.

Anonymous said...

How long did it take for her to get to heaven? 94 years. And she traveled first class. My condolences.

Willy B. Good said...

Sorry To hear about your loss Earl. All the best.

Sérgio said...

Dear Earl,

My condolences on your loss.