Driveway Turns Into A Beach
--by Tom Gerdy, posted Feb 14, 2008
The beach included three tons of beautiful white sand dumped in her driveway, two cabanas, beach balls, pails, shovels, beach chairs, a variety of decorations and a fire pit for the bonfire on the beach at night. Of course we had s'mores on the beach. We also rented a sno-cone machine since it had gotten to the point where flavored ice was about all she was able to eat. We had two CDs playing in the background. One had to sound of waves breaking on the beach and the other Beach Boys or Jimmy Buffett.
I will forever be blessed with the memory of her smile when she came out the door with her new fancy flip-flops and a beach bag (to carry her morphine drip). Those are the moments that make a life.
The post script is that she died two weeks later, but made it to her beach four or five more days before she left us.