Monday, April 28, 2008

Your mother called. She'd like coffee.

It's that time of year when our inboxes and mailboxes are bombarded with messages about what to get mom for Mother's Day. The first year after my mom died, I found this incredibly painful. Incredibly. To defend myself, I would make rather macabre jokes about these ads.

For instance, the one above (from our friends at Green Mountain Coffee, a company I normally love) would become:

Your mother called FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE. She'd like coffee.

Although come to think of it, whatever the afterlife holds, MY mother probably DOES want coffee.

2 comments:

Patience_Crabstick said...

My mother died 11 years ago, at a young age, and I'm always jolted by mother's day ads too. I had to giggle at how you changed that coffee slogan.

balloonette said...

If Mama Heckberg's mama exists on any plane, she's been jonesin' for a cup of black coffee for going on 25 years! Heck, that's all she drank when I was in utero. I've been hooked ever since!

But really, I think she'd call me to taunt me for giving birth to my tempermental doppleganger! Ask me about the scissors!

Mama H