- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Sat, Jul 27 2013 06:17:20Mother & I just finished a duet of We'll Meet Again. Every word has meaning. Nurse looks in, asks, "Do you take requests?"
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Sat, Jul 27 2013 06:24:49-I tell her, "You've given me strength to carry it." She's reciting White Cliffs of Dover now, becoming 14 before my eyes.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Sun, Jul 28 2013 04:07:12Mother asks, "Will this go on forever?" She means pain, dread. "No." She says, "But we'll go on forever. You & me." Yes.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Mon, Jul 29 2013 02:30:28I love holding my mother's hand. Haven't held it like this since I was 9. Why did I stop? I thought it unmanly? What crap.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Mon, Jul 29 2013 13:45:04Her passing might come any moment, or in an hour, or not for a day. Nurses saying hearing is last sense to go so I sing & joke.
- — Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)Mon, Jul 29 2013 18:46:40I know end might be near as this is only day of my adulthood I've seen my mother and she hasn't asked, "Why that shirt?"
- — Nick Dawson (@nickdawson)Tue, Jul 30 2013 00:21:55@nprscottsimon We came to know your mom through your tweets. I’m so sorry for your loss and so grateful we got to know her through you.
A mother and son say goodbye
Over the weekend, Scott Simon has been, for lack of a better phrase, live-tweeting his mother's final days. In carefully worded posts Simon, who has spent years artfully telling stories as host of "Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR, is sharing these intimate moments with strangers and friends alike.
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