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July 18, 2018

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March 17, 2018
Therese and I are very sorry not to be able to participate in the funeral. Barbara was very close to my father and, especially since he died, also to me. I remember spending several nights at Barbara and Austin's house in Maryland in the early to mid 60s, a stop along the way from Boston to New Orleans where my father would drive us every summer while his mother Effel was still alive (when she died in 1967 these trips ended and so did our stays at your house). The short stop at the house was often the highlight of the trip for me. We would run around the house for a while, have dinner with your family - your mother and my father monopolizing the conversation as usual - followed by an hour of playing (including forbidden bedjumping) among us kids. The stop at Barbara's house was the first of three stops between Boston and NOLA and it was always the best one by far. It was only a minor factor that the rest of the stops along the way were at low budget, often cockroach infested, motels - my father prided himself on penny pinching when it came to creature comforts. He always told his children that Barbara was his closest and favorite cousin and that the relationship he had with her (and with her father Lutz) played a principal role in his decision to become a career army officer.

After my father died Barbara and I become closer. Indeed, every time we met she would tell me that my appearance had further morphed into that of my father. The transference of the close friendship that she had with my father undoubtedly enriched my relationship with her. I always looked forward to being together. Her particular type of gritty humor and her fountain of stories from the past were a source of enjoyment that I will miss. Our two branches of the family have always been close and with Barbara's passing, I am sure that our bonds will remain strong. My deepest condolences go out to Austin, Clare, Gretchen, Barbie and all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
September 30, 2017
We are very saddened by the loss of Barbara. My late father Alfred Jr was very close to Barbara - he called her his favorite cousin - and Barbara and I also had a strong connection. I have warm memories of spending time with her over the years, starting when I was 6 or 7 years old when we stopped for the night at Austin and Barbara's house in Maryland on the way to New Orleans from Boston in the summers. Her spirited personality and sense of humor were unique treasures that will be fondly remembered. My deep condolences go out to the entire family.

Alfred III
September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.