The Other Side of Goodbye

On the other side of goodbye

In Memory

A Eulogy

Honoring Mom Through Prayerful Acts

  • Plant a vegetable garden, even if you don’t eat them. She planted peas, butter beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and more, but didn’t eat most some of them.
  • Plant zinnias among the vegetables in your garden.
  • Reuse and repurpose, old newspapers to block weeds in the garden, old milk jugs become scoops and soft shovels.
  • Before spring warms the soil, plant daffodil and gladiola bulbs.
  • Pull weeds from the cracks of a walkway, even if it’s not your walkway.
  • Take the time to prep before you paint, and paint with patience.
  • Bake more gingersnaps, snickerdoodles, oatmeal, chocolate chip, and sugar cookies than your whole community could possibly consume.
  • Make pralines, divinity, and trash as the holidays approach. Keep homemade alive.
  • Wear a colorful shirt and slack combination.
  • Teach, a physical skill (jump rope, alley-oop, floating serve, racket grip), a recipe, a gardening hack.
  • Tickle a foot, tease a friend.
  • Bring brownies to church.

Moving Forward

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Louisiana-based author of women’s fiction and sci-fi and World Languages editor.

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Pennie A Nichols

Pennie A Nichols

Louisiana-based author of women’s fiction and sci-fi and World Languages editor.