Dottie Riley


Dottie Riley
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Happy Mother's Day!


I've had a week both sad and unusual. The sad news: my former mother-in-law and my children's grandmother died this week. Margaret was very much a part of my life until her children put her in a nursing home (she was old and blind and could no longer live alone). Margaret was someone I could cry with after Tod died as she knew the pain of losing a son. I will be going up for the funeral.

My son sent me a text to tell me that she died but since that text on Tuesday, has not called to tell me the arrangements. I got the date/time of the funeral from his aunt. I think he is pissed because I am not staying with him. I only planned to fly to Philadelphia, not into Allentown, the nearest airport to where he lives.

On a brighter note, he did send me a Mother's day card this year. I thanked him for it.

posted on May 11, 2014 9:20 AM ()


We had to cancel our plans for a Mother's day outing because Bobby was
feeling so miserable. Sorry you have lost someone else you loved.
comment by elderjane on May 13, 2014 4:16 AM ()
Thanks! I dread going to Pennsylvania. I dread the flight; I dread being around my son when he cannot even talk to me!
reply by dragonflyby on May 13, 2014 5:26 PM ()
comment by jondude on May 12, 2014 5:45 AM ()
He ignores you for years, and then he's irritated that you're not staying with him? Is it because he thinks people will wonder why not, all about how it looks outside the family? And then he'll have an excuse to go on ignoring you: "she came to town for that funeral, couldn't be bothered to stay with us and spend some time with her grandchildren." I'm glad he sent you a card, though. Hugs to you, Dottie.
comment by troutbend on May 11, 2014 9:34 AM ()
My son did not even call me either for Mother's day or to tell me the funeral arrangements. How can I stay with him when he cannot even talk to me on the phone?
reply by dragonflyby on May 12, 2014 9:54 AM ()

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