Of Course.. to me all the Hollenbecks from Granpa and Grandma on down were legendary.. the BPOE. The fact that they are now all gone and i am "next" inline.. is overwhelming. I want them all back. To sit on the front porch on cedar street with Grandma and crank the old record player, to listen to Doryl tell her stories about what happend at the "Gym" today, To have Mom (Oralie) tell me that no matter what i did it was the right thing. to have Dottie have one more Bloody Mary and smile that smile, to have Uncle "Doc" take me for a spin in his 1957 Edsel, AND OF COURSE to just be in Jane's presence to remind me what Class is all about. Even when i last had a chance to spend time with her, back in February.. she was answering my family questions, mo matter ehat i asked.. Jane was the one who was the Maid of Honor for my mother when she and Dad were married. And in the end, when ever my Dad talked about what kind of woman he wanted to meet after being divorced and single from Mom for 40 years. he would say someone "classy and sharp" and I knew in my heart he was thinking about Jane..
I told Jane over and over that I loved her, and I meant every word of it. I told her she would live forever, like it or not, and I would come back to visit her as soon as i got back from three months at my Condo in Florida..
when i talk to her on the phone recently, i knew she was struggling.. but i hoped she would bounce back like she had in the past.. But i guess she had had just too much of life in one room at a nursing home. now she is surely happy to be free and able to roam again..
I still have questions.. but now i have no one that can answer them..
My best source now will be Jo-Dell..
i wish i could touch you one more time, Jane.. It sent a chill right thru me every time i did ..
Love, Jim Morrell..
ps.. and i am remiss to not profusely thank Jim
Agan for his devotion to Jane during these last years.. that alone will get him immediately thru
purgatory and into heaven!!!.. smile.