1923 – 2008
Brian’s mother passed away on Sunday, March 2nd. SAD, it’s the only word to describe how we are feeling right now. As far as mothers-in-law go she was a gem. We got along really well, and bonded over food and good humor. I’ve been picturing her this week as the girl she used to be. Riding her horse to round up the cows on the Kansas farm she grew up on. She was one of four daughters, and she told me they had two dresses per year back then. One for everyday school and one for church and dress up occasions. My favorite story was when she told me that at Christmas they would get a bag of candy beans (jelly beans) and how exciting that was. I just love those words – candy beans. And the last year and half she was like a little girl again, in her tiny dollhouse of an apartment. Surrounded by her favorite things; the daily newspaper, her remote, a cup of coffee, and a dish with candy beans and butter mints. We will miss her very much.