Mom’s Last TripPosted on October 4th at 1:19 am 4 Comments
I want to share a story of true love of a place where my Mother felt at home! I brought my Mother many times to Seaside with my family over the past 14 years. But the 2009 trip will be our most memorable – we didn’t know it but it was to be her last trip. I remember her drive to do everything as she always did before – ride the bikes (of course with oxygen on her back), come to the ocean, paint pottery, etc… Nothing stopped her from enjoying herself. The pictures I took of that trip will be with all of us forever – you can tell from the smile on her face to the “many” Seaside t-shirts she owned that she felt at home here!
My Mother passed away August 2010 and when my Sister and I were thinking of what we should bury her in – we decided on the Seaside shirt (in the picture) along with her white shorts – just like she was still on the beach. I know she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, she loved Seaside!
Thank you for making Seaside a place where people fall in love with the idea of stopping, relaxing and just being themselves, because she did just that when she visited!
Rebecca Ratikiewicz – Houston, TX