||[Nov. 15th, 2010|12:38 pm]
Two months past her 87th Birthday, my mother Margaret Palmieri, died here in Columbia MO. She was ill for about 6 weeks and passed quickly and fairly quitely. I miss her very much. I took care of her for the last 4 years and we became great friends. She was:
A coal miner's daughter, a WWII Rosie the Riveter, a dancer, a mother, a wife and partner, a builder and a compassionate lover of all things and all people. She even put up with me when I was my very bitchiest. And above all, she was a helluva' broad.