Today would have been my parents' forty-seventh anniversary. Despite the fact that I am apparently losing my mind, and that normally I would have to constantly remind myself to call my mother to say "Happy Anniversary," today I had no problem remembering. Every time I wrote 3/26/07 I heard myself say "call home."
What I'm not sure about is if anniversaries still take place after the death of one of the partners. What exactly should I say? Should I call at all? Will that just be awkward? Will I make her cry?
As it turned out, I called, and I did not mention Dad or the anniversary. And we talked about other things we had in common, like our old cars and our young descendants.