What a pleasant surprise it was to see the picture of my mom on her 97th birthday in “Past tense” of last week’s paper. My mom loved that friendship bouquet and kept it on her table, where it always reminded her of all her wonderful friends.

Mom was a vivacious and active woman all her life. She was one month shy of her 101 birthday in May 2012 when she passed on.

It was the wonderful women of the Garner Valley Book Club who gave her such great enjoyment. She was reading the books and participating in the club until the very end. We all miss her dearly.

Wendy Skean
Mountain Center