Weekends have always been busy times so I looked for quick and easy things to drop in the mail. Since I almost always took a bus somewhere on Saturday or Sunday, one of the easiest things to send was a bus transfer that helped mom visualize my travels around San Francisco. A little note like, “On my way to the art museum to see a Georgia O’Keefe exhibit” or “Off to the movies” helped me share my adventures. This bus transfer, along with other memorabilia from a weekend, went into my Sunday night packet and would arrive in her mailbox by Thursday. By Friday, we’d be talking about the movie or the exhibit or the shopping trip. It made her a part of my life – almost as if I had dropped in for a cup of coffee to chat about my weekend.
Tip: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, http://www.sfmoma.org, is free the first Tuesday of each month. Most museums have a free day which might be the best day to take a mom or dad to visit. Or, if you don’t live in the same city, you could check the website of a local museum, download information about the free day and the current exhibits and send it along.
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