Just got the call I’ve been dreading/expecting for a few weeks now. My second mother, Joyce, passed on a little bit ago. Family was with her and she was very tired of fighting the cancers. She was also REALLY sick of the hospice food and just wanted someone to turn the damn AC down sometimes. ‘Cause a person can get sick with the AC running all the time.
She was my Chinese aunt from Jamaica married to a British constable named Charles and I love them both. Dirty Laundry was dedicated to them.
On the plus side, I now have no one to fight over about who is getting the crispy deep fried fish fins when we have dinner but then on the sad side, I have no one to fight with over the crispy fish fins.
I am glad I had her with me. And I know she loved me as much as I loved her. She counted me as her daughter. And I sure as hell counted her right back.
Love you, Joyce.
Please don’t harass God about why ackee is so expensive. He doesn’t set the prices.