Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

This Mother's Day is our first without my mother-in-law, a mother of nine and an exceptionally good and sentient person. I wrote here two years ago about her love for baseball, and how baseball, in time, loved her back. As her health declined in recent years, the St. Louis Cardinals games became a focal part of her days and nights. She was able to see Albert Pujols through the radio broadcasts, even when she could scarcely see, or move, at all. She loved being at a ballpark -- usually, Busch Stadium. As a girl, she went to Lane Field, the downtown home of the Padres when they were in the Pacific Coast League.

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