It is rather shameful that we tend to stereotype all lawyers as greedy, crooked, shameless shysters, ambulance chasers, & sharks. On the trip to visit my mom last weekend I took random photos out the car window as my husband drove home. By ‘accident’ I found I had taken a photo of the law office of a most honorable attorney who helped advise me through a very sticky family estate situation about 17 years ago. Finding the photo I was reminded of just how important his professional & personal kindness was to me during that stressful period.
Yesterday my husband & I drove past this ‘no-tell-motel’. Not the type of place we would be apt to plunk down at anymore, but I remember my then fiancée spending a night there so he could come to a performance I was as participating in about 27 – 28 years ago. Time moves on but some buildings stay nearly the same.
No one is indispensable, or so the saying goes. And I usually agree. But when someone arrives a little bit late for lunch because they took the time to pick you some of the last flowers of the season & has the good sense to have them all arranged in a pickle jar (so you don’t have to run looking for a vase or worry about returning their container) I must say their thoughtfulness is rather indispensable. If the same person cheerfully stays nearly 2 hours after the gathering to do the dishes for a party of 10, gathers & shakes out all the linens, and would do even more if you were to think of it, well that person is indispensable. (One of those good friends I mentioned in another post that I do not have a photo of.)
I have a small group of good friends who are of great support to me. But do I have any photos of any of them? Of course not. So I am going to post a photo of my Mom. I took it back in June of this year. She has failed some since then. She is at the stage where she will not get better. I am thankful for the support she is getting from her house call making G.P. & hospice services. As of last night she is in a small caring hospital but she has been stubbornly been hanging on to staying in her own home. We will see what happens in the days ahead.