Rockaway’s Eternal Lesson
Rockaway's Eternal Lesson
My mom is 93 and one half years young. She has been living in Rockaway for more than 40 years, and she still lives alone in her one bedroom apartment. My mom is happy in Rockaway, and she loves reading The Wave, especially The G-Man's column.
This February was a year since her accident. The call came, as these calls do, unexpectedly, out of the blue. In the elevator mom had a fall, some fractured bones. Thank G-d that's all.
Three months in rehab. So many people to meet, all helping a 92- year young woman get back on her feet.
Early in June mom came home. We all agreed she shouldn't live alone. As the beautiful weather of June and July passed, Mom became much stronger. But even when we were in "the dog days of August," I still wanted to stay longer.
Time has healed my mother's bones, and the sun, and the sand, and the ocean, have welcomed her and her family home. Time has strengthened a mother-daughter bond, and, on Rockaway's beach. The grandparents, their children and grandchildren. Each caring for one another; that did re-teach that the beauty of life is within reach of us all.
MAE SCHWARTZ'S daughter