Life and Loss Remembered

My mother left me but she lives on in my heart

Catherine Oceano
Crow’s Feet
Published in
4 min readApr 2, 2024

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A grandmother, grandchild and the mother of the child sit together on a couch. The baby is between them and the two adults are both looking at her
Three generations. Photo credit: Dave Gilbert, author’s husband

In 1964 the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup. My country was on a quest to choose a new flag and a tsunami caused millions of dollars of damage in several places on the wet, left coast of Canada. Places where decades later several of my children would live although I started my life thousands of miles from there and those towns and…

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Catherine Oceano
Crow’s Feet

old but not dead, mother, partner, grandmother, writer, Canadian Become a Medium member and support great writers like me.