Visiting my wife's mother Does she know? Mary and I feed her. She opens her mouth as she did to receive communion She eats only a few bites, as usual. Her eyes close. A little nap. Does she know? She exchanges a few words about a grandchild. She mentions her youngest daughter's visit this morning. She almost always recognizes people. But she is too tired for another Christmas party in the Carolton dining room. Does she know? Does anyone know? Does it matter? Goodbye.