January 4, 1953 - November 19, 2011
I just wanted to thank you for inspiring me throughout my life. You fostered my love of gourmet food. I’m probably the only 7-year-old Girl Scout who asked that we serve a pear and gorgonzola salad at our end of the year party. You loved to garden and helped me plant my first ever herb garden at my home. You sewed my prom dress and every Halloween costume, and I had always assumed that you would be there to help me do the same. You remodeled almost every room of the house, and those that you hadn't yet, you had plans for. You’d also talked about flying out to Louisiana just for the weekend to complete redo our bathroom or help build a deck in the backyard.
You could do, fix, or create absolutely anything. You pretty much did everything for our family and nurtured us all whether it be through your amazing food or just your support.
I can’t believe you that you won’t be at my wedding, but know that while you won’t physically be there, you will still be there with all of us. Again, I can’t believe that my future children won’t actually get to meet you, but I will make sure that they will know you because you’ll be inspiring their lives as well.
I miss you and love you,
June 6, 1982
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February 5, 2011