I took Mom down to the ‘Glades last November.

It was a new experience for her. No cellphone, no internet, no gps. No signal. It was a life-changing experience. The children couldn’t get ahold of her to share their drama short of sending the sheriff out to look for her…in the Everglades.

Now we’re up on the Cumberland Plateau until we freeze our butts off. Obviously we have internet access and also have a cellphone signal. But Mom doesn’t turn the phone on. No interest at all. If there’s a family emergency they’ll just have to have it without her. She’s never going to do drama again.

The chicks have fledged, the nest is empty. Mom’s free to live again. She’s released them into the universe.

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