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This weekend we celebrate my mother's 85th birthday. In the black and white picture she was 25 years young. She is still in good health and her spirit is strong, even after a terrible year. First she lost a sister-in-law, a brother and a brother-in-law.
Then my father died, more or less expected. Two and a half months after the funeral, my brother died totally unexpected.
Two weeks after that, one of her other sons was diagnosed a serious disease that took complicated surgery. It was successful. I’m healthy again.