"I lost my mom to cancer two years ago. My husband and I had just moved to Memphis, and that summer was one of the coolest in recent memory. Mom wanted to go for evening walks, but she couldn't, so Dad pushed her in a wheelchair and we all went along: my sisters (one pushing her triplets in a carriage), our husbands, and me. It was just our family at first, but by the end of the summer, there were 30 or 40 people walking with us every day. Neighbors would come outside and join us, friends would drop by, and all of us would just walk for half an hour or so. Strolling through the neighborhood with all of my favorite people on those 75-degree evenings is definitely one of my favorite family memories. My mom died in August, at the end of that summer."