Loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mar. 7, 1927- Jan. 22, 2013 I give you this one thought to keep... I am with you still... I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone... I am with you each new dawn.

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2013