my Mom

My mom passed away today. Rather than reiterate what I just posted to Facebook, I’ll just put a link here.

[Edit: and because Facebook links don’t last forever, apparently, here is what I posted there.]

My mom, Ruth Huey, passed away today. She had been in and out of the hospital 4 times over the past 2 months. She was at a local nursing home, under hospice care, for the last few days, and died peacefully early this morning.

My mom taught me how to read before I was in preschool. She instilled in me a lifelong love of reading, and I truly believe that any advantage I have today is because of that. And she yelled at me whenever I was impolite or inconsiderate, so any meager civility I’ve retained over the years is due to her influence. (Any tendency toward impertinence came from my Dad…)

We will be doing visitation for my mom from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Thursday, if anyone wants to come. This will be at the Van Arsdale Funeral Home on Gaston Ave in Somerville.

Also, I may be reserving a room at the Italian restaurant down the street from the funeral home between 4 and 7, if anyone wants to join us for an early dinner. If anyone is interested in that, shoot me an e-mail.

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