Thank you, Susan. Sometimes a little nostalgia is good for our souls. I miss my mother-in-law every day. The sad thing is that her husband, my husband’s father whom I never knew, called her ugly and stupid. My husband has such horrible memories of that. She gave raised 8 children, was a devoted mother and grandmother, and still she was ridiculed by her husband. She was the most loving person I’ve ever known and she will always represent true beauty for me.

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