One of the last times I was with both of my parents. You can see Mom and I are peas in a pod. The opal necklace she’s wearing I gave her for her 60th birthday and she never took it off. Now I have it and can’t believe I’m almost to 60 myself.
We Were Tired of Eating at Home
Written by Margie Bunge
Illustrated by Laurie Bunge (Weaver)
Voiced by Laurie Weaver
My mom passed away recently. It was unexpected. Painful. Now rudderless, I was lost – a ghost orphan, my identity as a daughter stripped away. Then going through her things, I found a book we had written together when I was around 10. I’d forgotten it. But reading our creative work brought back the good times and reminded me just how lucky I was to have a mom like her. I decided to read the story aloud and show you the illustrations of my ten-year-old self as a tribute to my mom, Margie Bunge.