Mom died October 19th, 2007 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for over fifteen years. Even though she had been gone to me for many years, her death has brought a new definition of “final” into my psyche. Her sense of adventure took her traveling to many exciting places including India, the Arctic, Siberia, Indonesia and many others. This is a picture of her at the age of 15. She learned to fly a plane before she could drive a car.
My dear father passed away on February 3rd 2008. He had valiantly and successfully battled acute leukemia for two years, but the disease finally took him. We all knew these last two years were a gift, and we made the most of them with wonderful visits and dinners full of conversations and stories. We miss him every day.