I arrived back in the Los Angeles area at 7 pm and went directly to see Mom instead of going home first.
She was glad to see me, but the big topic of conversation among the caregivers was how she had accused everyone of stealing her clothes.
Mom herself did not bring this subject up, so I didn't either in her presence.
As it happened I was wearing a long full skirt from India, comfortable for driving in the car for ten hours, and this skirt was originally Mom's. Six months ago I had removed it from her closet because it is too long and dangerous for her to walk in.
"Actually, I'm the thief," I told Bethlhem and the others. "This skirt I'm wearing is hers!"
We laughed about the whole episode of the stealing of the clothes.