Hearing Mom giggle was the best. Julie or Nin could tell stories ~ silly stories that had us all in stitches. Mom loved to overhear. To giggle along.
Every year, in response to the many Xmas cards she sent out, each with a photo of the 6 of us children lined up more or less awkwardly, she got many letters back. Of all of them, I remember the one that made her giggle: the person had sent a photo of himself from the back. I might not have found it funny, but she opened it and just giggled.