You might wonder what kind of relationship the creator of "Serial Mom" would have with his own mom.
It turns out John Waters shared an exceptionally close bond with his mother, Patricia Waters, who died Saturday at age 89.
Waters told me in the fall that he and his mother had been going on Sunday adventures in Baltimore, revisiting places that were meaningful to the filmmaker, who had grown up in Lutherville and moved to the city as a young man.
"I take her for Sunday rides and we go to 'scary' neighborhoods that she's never been to," he said. "We love to do that. I love it and she loves it too."
Waters said that he had taken his mom to see his first apartment, a house at 25th and Guilford Streets where he had moved in the late 1960s.