December 11, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 50

Memories Of Cindy Spencer

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I am saddened by the loss of our mother, however, I did not lose her yesterday, I lost her over 10 years ago to alcoholism and have missed her everyday since. (She passed in November 2013)

I am so grateful to have had the last few weeks to reconnect, forgive and to just be with her and hear her say, “I love you.” It meant everything to me.

I have a lot of good memories from my childhood with her. Like snowy walks in the dark, chasing hot air balloons just to watch them land, inside jokes, spam kabobs, hot cocoa by candle when the power went out, and back scratches with tho...

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