What a read at her memorial on February 11, 2017:
What if today I could talk to my Mom even for a few moments? What would I say? I could write a novel of all of the ways she was so special to me and to so many others. Perhaps I would give her highlights in a letter, a love letter.
Thank you Mama.
Just a side note: My mother had me when she was only 17. She had a natural ability with music, mainly the guitar. She never used sheet music and relied on her ear. After much practice, I remember her excitingly summoning us kids when we were very small to be her audience. She played this many times over the years with the same difficult fret changes and long 7 cords. She sang it beautifully too. This a more recent recording of the song that was originally recorded in the early 70's, Return to Pooh Corner.