Sunday, February 19, 2017

Another Funny About Meme

I've been trying to remember all of the funny things that I've experienced in my life that have to do with Meme, and unfortunately a lot of it is blocked from my memories for now.  I imagine there's just so much on my mind with her impending passing, and it's making it hard to remember all the good times. 

In her honor, I've cooked 2 of my favorite cookies that she used to make - cocoa drop cookies, and tea cake cookies.  The cocoa cookies are good, but aren't quite like hers, and the tea cake cookies are nothing like hers.  They're good, but they're not hers.  :-(

I was thinking about posting some photos of Meme on Facebook, and I will probably get around to posting a memorial album with photos of her over the years, but it jogged my memory of when Meme first found out I got a tattoo.  I got my first tattoo when I was 39, in either January or February of that year.  I hid it from my mom until she saw it by accident, and I made sure I kept it hidden from Meme, too.  Until we were at the lake the first time together that May and she saw it.  While I was in the pool, I got the lecture from hell that we weren't like "those people", and that I should be ashamed of myself for doing that, and that the whole family was disappointed in me for getting a tattoo.

Then my 40th birthday came around on August 1st that year, and we had dinner at the Mexican restaurant in Stockbridge.  I wore a halter-style blouse that showed off my whole upper back, and she got a birds' eye view of the tattoo when she walked by to take her seat:

I didn't realize that she had stopped and looked at my tattoo like that, as Steven had the camera and was taking the photos.  I noticed this much later, and have gotten many laughs out of it since.

Anyways, I'm trying to stay positive in all of this, and remember all of the good times that we had, as there were many.  I'll be sharing them as I remember them, and I hope you all enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoy sharing them.

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