Sunday, January 18, 2009
Today one very special person close to my heart died. She was my Mother-in-Law, Gaylene. I am going to miss her so much. She was a very strong personality. Very independent woman who sailed through life with many admirers following her behind. I was one of those. She accepted me 27 years ago when I showed up, fresh from France. She adopted me and never made me feel like an outsider. She and I shared many of the same interest, like antiquing, garage sailing and thrift shop shopping. Oh the treasures that we found. She was an avid reader and loved movies like me. We got to spend many vacations together, the last ones being France and Homer. We played cards(Canasta and gin rummy), dominoes(Mexican train...). I had great respect for who she was and she respected me and showed much patience toward me. Until the end she remained a grand dame, getting ready in the morning looking her best. Lung Cancer is not a pretty malady. It is hard and painful and she gave a good battle. She is now in peace and pain free. As she was shining here on earth I imagine her shining brightly in heaven. In my heart she will remain.