Dear Mary Jane, I have never met you or Val but I read Val's obituary a year ago. Today, I received notice that it was going off line. After reading it again, I decided to print it out and share it with my husband. Bill and I have been married for 28 years throughout those years Bill has tried many times to quit smoking. Not even my own brother's battle with throat cancer inspired him enough to stay the course. On July 15th of this year, Bill quit again and this has been the longest time that he has been successful. I am taking Val's obituary home tonight for a few reasons. First, I believe it will inspire Bill along his journey. Second, I want him to read how Val felt about you. What a wonderful and blessed life you had together! Lastly, it's funny as hell (although I'm not sure what is so humerous about that.) I'm sharing it with our son and daughter at a dinner celebrating their accomplishments at work and a potential daughter-in-law. I want to thank Val for this very special obit. It has touched my life in too many ways to list. I wish you well in your life journey.