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October 22, 2013
Hi Mom, Thinking of you, your going to be a Great Grandma in March. I wish you were here to hold the new one. I am sure you will guide us and watch over Jackie as she becomes a mother. I will always cherish your visits when my girls were born. You helped me become the Mom and wife that I am today. Please tell everyone hello and know that I miss you each and every day.

I love you,
Rita
December 17, 2010
I miss you more than anyone will ever know. Through outthe years when I did come home I always enjoyed our visits and you made me understand the value of being family during our visits with Gladys.I'm just reading my last letter from youand wish I could have just one more visit.Until we meet again. Love, Carl
December 08, 2009
Dear Mom, It has almost been a year since your passing. I celebrated your 86 birthday by singing to you. Did you hear the song? I know you hear all and see all. What is so nice is you no longer need to worry, and are no longer in pain. You are at peace with God and all of your loved ones who went before you.

You are greatly missed here on earth. I don't think a day goes by that I don't think of you. I would love to call and talk with you just to see how you are.

Everyone in our family is doing good as our hearts heal over time.

I still miss you and it is funny it feels as if I can put this in the mail with a stamp for Christmas.

And this too will pass!

Love Rita
January 25, 2009
Dear Mom,
I miss our phone conversations and our visits at least once a year. Thank God for Bob he always let me come back to Michigan at least once a year and never complained. He knew my home was in Pinconning with you and my brothers and sisters. You were my mother first and my friend second. As the years went by it still remained in that order. You let me know who was boss. In April, I had your car and I was with Agnes and Kathy at Agnes's cabin. I didn't come home. You began your phone calling at 8:00 am to Ron to find out where we were. Needless to say I was grounded and Kathy and Agnes were put in thier places as well. It didn't matter the age, you are still my mother is what you said. I scared you by not calling to let you know I wasn't coming back to Pinconning that night. Kenny thought it was funny and tired to stir up problems telling my husband he had to bail me out of jail. It took an entire day to let you know how sorry I was for scaring you and how much I loved you and I would never do it again. I'm an adult with kids of my own but Mom's are Mom's and always will be.

You taught me so many things, sewing, the love of flowers and gardening, Love for God, and letter writing. Even in November you were writing me any my family a card. I also was a teachers assistant, so to all of your students I helped grade papers late into the evening, decorated her room for each holiday and helped with the post office, store, chicken hatching, and we were constantly looking for caterpillars for the monarh butterfly hatch. To this day I don't remember what they look like. Help! We did this while we hoed the fields in the summer and she worked along side us. I loved being with her in her classroom it was an amazing place to be.

Mom you were a very soft spoken woman with grace and beauty. You never talked ill of anyone even when you were hurt by some. You have Two profound quotes: "And this too will pass" and "Forgive and forget 7,000 times, times 7" These are quotes that will remain in my rearing of my two daughters and as I continue on with my journey in life.

You and Dad raised a family to put God First, Family Second and the rest would fall into place. I will continue to work on this. I love you and miss you.

I know that you are dancing the polka with Dad, and have Peter and Kenny in your arms. Many hardships you have seen and you are with those who have set the table for a celebration of your life. I know you are pain free and laughing with all who surround you now. Remember that your family will be strong and I will try to continue on with your legacy of kindness, compassion, teaching and love for others.

I will keep the promise I made to you years ago.

Love your daughter,
Rita
January 09, 2009
Thank you to all of those that have been a part of my grandma's well-lived life. Whether you were a student, family, friend, neighbor or a complete stranger she appreciated all the people that she came in contact with. She has touched many lives over her years and was always there to listen. She is truely an inspiration to me and will never be forgotten!
January 07, 2009
Truly the model for Americas greatest generation. The love that Dorothy had for Family and Faith are evident for all to see.
January 06, 2009
There is so much to say about your Mom, you could write a book.
When we went on that bus casino trip to Iowa. I like that fact that your MOm liked to eat out for breakfast. My MOm carried bananas and ceral to the hotel room. I like to eat out. So we did the two of us.

One time she was at our house for a party a first communion or something.
She was leaving to go to the show up town. She asked my Mother in law to go. What could I say she went. They saw the "Exersist".

My b-i-l Danny put siding on their house, your Dad always feed them, and it was always mistery meat, like raccoon or something.

WE all loved your Mom to so much.
She was a great person to let all come to her home and enjoy themselves so much. Kids and Adults alike.

Love to all
Bev
January 05, 2009
What fond memories we have of working with Dorothy, and most of all of her nurturing classroom which supplied a wonderful 1st grade experience to 2 of our sons. Dorothy had a zest for life, and was one of the kindest teachers we had the good fortunate to work with.
January 03, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
January 03, 2009
It was a pleasure,taking care of your mom,when I was employed at Compasionate Care.She was a wonderful woman.

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