My dear mother, Anne Whitten, passed away unexpectedly 7 years ago today. It was Easter Sunday 2002. Ma had been hospitalized for 3 weeks with pneumonia and was waiting on release papers to go home when she fell over and was gone. Just like that. The doctors never did find out why she passed away so suddenly.
Here is one of my favorite pictures of her, taken in 1954, not long after she and my dad got married:
I still miss you, Ma.