Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Emma F. Levy -- Aug 13, 1920 - May 23, 2005

On the anniversary of her death, I can't think of a more appropriate public remembrance for my mom than to refer you again to this post and hope that this advice will prove helpful to you, your family, or your friends.


Anonymous said...


Condolences on your loss; I lost my dad 5 yrs ago and it still seems like yesterday. It's good that you used the event for a positive purpose.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

If you find a penny on the ground...check the is a penny from heaven to remind you of a nice memory you shared with your mom from that year. Sympathy to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog yesterday and I wanted to say thank you for referencing the importance of establishing a living will. I don't think people think about it a lot of the time until it's too late. My mom died 5 months ago from terminal brain cancer and six months before she died we sat down with her (my siblings and my father) and created one with her. In the end, she died at home on Christmas Day surrounded by her family. What made the entire process a tiny bit easier was knowing that was exactly what she wanted.

I just wanted to share that with you and say thank you. I am sorry for your loss as well.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

My concolences Paul. The thing about losing a mom is your biggest fan left the audience and it stinks. Who cares if you wear a hat now? I still talk to mine and sometines I really believe she answers.

Toni Brayer, MD said...

Thanks for reminding everyone about advanced directives in such a moving and personal way.

Anonymous said...

Maxine - A few days after my mother died many years ago, I was sitting on my bed, crying, of course, when my older daughter came into the room. She turned 12 the day before my mother died.

"Why are you crying, Mommy?"

"Because I can't talk to Grandmom."

"Why not?"

I've been talking to her ever since.

And I am certain Paul's mom is talking to him. Otherwise, how could we understand the extraordinary act of generosity that is this blog?