We’re building memories as we go –
My mother and I.
We drive together. We talk a little
And laugh a little.
We remember days past
When I was a child and
She was young
We look forward to future trips –
Short ones and longer ones.
She’s proud that at 96 she can survive 1,500 miles in a car
A little thing like a short hospital stay
Doesn’t knock her out.
It can’t. You see –
We’re building memories.
— Jenny Munro