I Never Knew My Mom Watched ‘Creature From The Black Lagoon’

There are numerous reasons why I haven’t written on here as much lately:  The threat of murder hornets consumed me, Coronavirus social distancing and mask wearing consumed me, and my Mom recently passed away.  In true fashion, I tried to be quirky and cute before hitting you with the real bad news – but that’s just how I tend to be.

Some of us look at our parents (or parent) as superheros.  That’s how I viewed my Mom.  She was a fighter – and just like any superhero, she fought hard until the end.  I guess I should be comparing her to Jason Voorhees or Pinhead on this particular blog, but you get the idea.  Nevertheless, now is the time that I celebrate her life and celebrate the Mom that she was.  And upon going through some of her things with my Dad this week, I found a diary of sorts where she wrote down things throughout her life as a project for my nephew when he was younger.  And wouldn’t you know, there was a section for ‘First Movie That You Saw In The Theater‘ – and she wrote “Creature from the Black Lagoon……scary!!!

Now I know that might not mean much to the casual person, but to me it was kind of a big deal.  You see, my Mom NEVER watched horror movies with me.  She did like Critters though if that counts.  My Dad was my horror compadre, and my Mom would make me cover my eyes when boobs popped up on the screen (that’s a whole different story).  But anyway, seeing that she wrote that about Creature from the Black Lagoon made me smile.  And that same day, I found another thing of hers – a 2019/2020 pocket calendar.  Inside, she had drawn a pumpkin on October 31st.  And that made me smile too.  Sometimes it’s just those little things that end up being the most special.

I’ll miss her.  And I’ll forever be her little monster.

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