Audrey Mae SpencerSpencer Historical CemeteryHenry Straight / William Spencer Family Cemetery
Vaughn Historical CemeterySpencers of East Greenwich, RI
28 September 2005

Heather: Yes, Mother, your children will always remember you. I am continuing to write down our conversations and compiling them in your memoirs booklet. I named the work Glimpses of the Past: Morning Conversation with Audrey because when we began the conversations it was on Wednesday mornings when you were living at Crystal’s house and then on Saturday mornings when you were at Alpine. What do you most want me to remember?

“Remember?  I’m thinking of Honey.  I wish she were here.”

(Honey was a white poodle that Audrey watched for her son, Vaughn and daughter-in-law Patricia.  However, Audrey got attached to Honey and could not part with the dog when they came to pick her up.  We are all grateful to Pat for letting Mother adopt Honey.  Honey added many happy years to Audrey and Milton’s life.)

(Heather:  A penny for your thoughts?)

“I wonder how many pennies are hiding in the dark.”

(Again this is evidence of Audrey’s aphasia, “a language disorder having difficulty remembering words to being completely unable to speak…”.)

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