Mike, Mark, All -
I was saddened to read about your mother's death in Sunday's paper, but found myself smiling anyway as I remembered the time we spent togather as kids. It's been almost fifty years since I saw you and her, but the memories are still fresh. There was a lot more leeway in the Jacobs household than in the Brandes one, to either succeed or fail. None of my other freinds' parents allowed the kids to use power tools that we could barely lift, to build boats in the barn!
I've wondered from time to time about what path you chose in life. If you are interested in getting together after the pandemic eases, please contact me at email@example.com.
I hope that your fond memories of your mom are already making you smile, too. If not yet, then soon.
- Jim Brandes
Dear Ginny and all,
I am very sorry about your mother’s passing. My heart is broken for you.
There are so many wonderful aspects of her life that should be treasured. She cared about and she cared for people. She was genuine. She unabashedly loved her children and grandchildren. She embraced life. She was an excellent listener. She was an encourager. Her optimism was unfailing.
Gertie’s life was a myriad of stories and adventures. Remember them, hold them and pass them on.
My life has been enriched by knowing Gertie and the Jacobs family.
All my love to you,
Jenny Mueller Kollar