It was a real flashback, to when she was showing me how to cut apples without cutting myself. Now it was reversed, but it was still the same moment, frozen in time. That was actually reassuring. It's been good to have Mom here.
Oh yeah - in the apple crisp streusel topping, try using cut oates rather than regular oatmeal. You'll have to cook it longer but it will be nicely chewy. And toasted pecans on top is nice.