Andy Carvin http://wfpl.org en On Twitter, Scott Simon's Long Goodbye To His Mother http://wfpl.org/post/twitter-scott-simons-long-goodbye-his-mother Fans of NPR's <em>Weekend Edition Saturday</em> no doubt noticed the absence of longtime host Scott Simon in recent weeks. What started as a well-earned vacation took a somber turn, as Scott <a href="https://twitter.com/nprscottsimon/status/357184224828207104">told his Twitter followers</a> on July 16 that his mother was in need of an emergency operation. "I can't talk. I'm surrounded by handsome men," he quoted her as saying while she was prepped for surgery.<p>Patricia Lyons Simon Newman passed away Monday night, a month shy of her 85th birthday. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:06:23 +0000 Andy Carvin 6304 at http://wfpl.org On Twitter, Scott Simon's Long Goodbye To His Mother