The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

The Last of Blue Boy’s Peanuts

How a clean-out revealed my mother’s cluttered heart

Photo by Jack Bulmer for Unsplash

My siblings and I got together in 2004 for some serious conversation about our 84-year-old Mom. I went to visit her and witnessed her climbing a step-stool while holding a coffee can filled with birdseed tucked under her elbow as she reach over her second-story deck’s railing. The feeder she was attempting to fill was…

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