Today is the my mom’s 69th birthday. Unfortunately, she is not alive to celebrate it. She died of lung cancer surgery complications in October 1999.
As far as I know she was only in the Buffalo area once when she visited Niagara Falls in 1970.
Throughout her life, people often underestimated her age. When I was growing up, many thought that she was my sister because she looked way too young (at least to their eyes) to be my mom.
It surprises me that I still miss her as much as I do almost 9 years after she died. Even though all those years have have passed, some days it feels like she been gone from my life for days and not months and years.
Rest in Peace, Bozena Krystyna.