She never really had a child hood. No teen age friends, no going to high school proms. All she knew almost her whole life was to take care of her home and children. She also took care of others that would need help. She never turned anyone away. My sister died when she was around 42, Mom was around 60. Mom took care of Nancy a lot. And it broke hr heart when Nancy passed. Mom said that was the hardest death she ever had to go through. She also lost a Grandson, who was like a son to her, in a terrible head on collision when he was around 43. Then his Mother ( sister-in-law) died the next year from lung cancer. She took care of Dad up till the day before he passed, in 2003, from Alzheimer's
One time, my Mother said her best friend was an aunt of mine, Vera, and she wrote in this book our one daughter gave her to fill out, that Vera was her best friend, but when she passed away, her best friend now is Patty Lincoln. She also said in the book, her whole life she never felt loved. That's so sad to feel that way. I hope she wasn't always unhappy.
She had 12 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was always trying to feed someone if they stopped by her house. She was a terrific cook. First one up in the mornings and the last one to bed at night.
She liked to listen to Ruth Lyons 50/50 club that came on local TV at lunch time. She also liked songs sung by Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, especially Elvis song Are You Lonely Tonight. She liked most of the songs from the 40's and 50's. She was the best Mom and Grandma around. We all miss her so much. She liked pansies very much. She never tried to be something she wasn't, never tried to make someone think she was better then them. She was always herself, beautiful inside and out. Had a heart of gold.
The car she was riding in, did not yield at a stop sign, they pulled out into an intersection, their car got broadsided. Of course it was the passenger side. They took her by care flight to a hospital in Dayton. She had a broken neck and severe head injuries. She never regained consciousness. She died two days later, the hospital said she had a strong heart. But some days when I would talk to Mom on the home, she wondered how much longer she was going to live. Sometimes when she would say hello and sound a little gruff, when I
I guess I better close the computer down for the day. Oh yes, I did get a note saying I should appear for jury duty, but I understand when you're a certain age, you can get out of it. I've served several times in the past, and now that it's harder for me to get around, I don't want to do it again. It is interesting if you get a chance to serve.