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My mother would have turned 96 today. We had many rituals on her birthday, but one always involved her wishing she lived on the ocean.

I hoped for years that I would win the lottery so I could give that to her, but apparently the wish genie was otherwise occupied. 🙂

She would have loved it here.


Perhaps it’s just a coincidence that my moving van finally showed up yesterday. I’m certain that random luck meant that the first thing to be unloaded, and officially moved into this house, was her own version of a garden gnome.

She loved this thing.

So, forgive me if I choose to think that she would have enjoyed the notion that this peculiar duck is her avatar loving the ocean view she always wanted.


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