The Paperwork Piles Are Complete

How I Helped My Mother Before She Died

Selfie with my Mother, June two weeks before she died at age 98

By the time my mother died in 2019, at age 98, we had cleaned out all the papers of her life that were asking to be released, no longer relevant to anybody else. Only 3 file folders remained in her desk drawer: one for ideas of memorial services; a second with receipts for purchases items that she was passing on to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren…