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Date Posted: 12:43:32 06/01/02 Sat
Author: Cari
Subject: Actually not my mom's friend, but my friend's mom.
In reply to: zazoo 's message, "Oh and Yuck about the funeral, know it's your mom's friend but still....." on 11:39:30 06/01/02 Sat

13 years ago I designed and built what was then a $300,000 house for this woman and her husband. It was 3200 sq. ft., 2 1/2 car attached garage, 1400 sq.ft. basement on a 3/4 acre wooded subdivision lot. During the process of construction we became friends. Later I hired her as my personal secretary. She worked for me for 7 years until her mother's health and her own required her to retire. Her husband is the son of a man who fire chief in St. Louis. He is an electrical engineer and just retired from an executive position at Raytheon (Magnavox). They have 2 children and 7 grandchildren. She and her husband are godparents to my son. She is one of the kindest, sweetest, most thoughtful people you would ever want to meet.

Her mother was also a dear person. We always got together during every holiday season and her mother often bought gifts for my kids. When her health was better and the children were small, she even babysat a couple of times. My friend was an only child and her father had died when she was a teenager. Her mother came to live with them when I built the house. I had designed her mother a private suite with a bath. She and her mother were very close. A few years ago, her mom had a stroke and had to go to a nursing facility. Even though her death was hard for my friend, she knew these last couple of years in the nursing home had been unhappy years for her mom and that she had wanted to pass.

I'm leaving again now to go to the gathering at the house, but I'll return later to post some more and will hopefully find some of you here.

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