On December 23, my mother, Rose Marie, would have been a hundred years old. I was thinking about her as I was putting away groceries and emptying the dish washer that day. I picked up a clear glass coffee mug from the dish washer and wondered where it had come from. I noticed writing on it and since it was a bit hard to read, I held it up to the light and saw my mother’s name on it. In the photo, it’s hard to read, too!
Wow, I thought, a hello from my mother!
A few minutes later, Rob came into the kitchen to fix himself a glass of water with a dash of apple cider vinegar that he drinks because of the beneficial acids. It helps with weight loss, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and improves symptoms of diabetes. I was telling him what had just happened with the mug and he looked at me, his eyes wide, and started laughing.
In one hand he held the mug with my mother’s name on it and in the other hand, he held the bottle of apple cider vinegar. The label reads: BRAGG organic –raw, unfiltered- apple cider vinegar with The ‘Mother.’
It’s as if my mother wanted to be sure I got the message. Thanks, Mom! Message delivered and received!