Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Service was your middle name

You taught me about "Service" and how to serve by your example. How to give of your time, and how to loose yourself in service to others.  I know that when you are in the service of others you are in the service of your God.  You gave of your time to many organizations.  
You were my Girl Scout leader. 
 I remember every Saturday before Easter we would help with the Easter Seal Campaign for the Alaska Cripple Children's Association.  We would stand out in front of the grocery store with a donation bucket and hand out paper red poppies.  I can see you counting all the money that was collected.
Vince & Oscar 1979
You gave of your time to the Alaska Society to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals I think you must of really like animals because you always let us keep the cat or dog that we brought home.  Jana brought home our first wiener dog Sturmish and we got to keep him.  Marc and Greg brought home Oscar and I brought home our cat Trouta.  Good job Mom for letting us keep these pets!
"Order of the Rose" 1975


You loved your association with Beta Sigma Phi and the service that they gave to others.  I can see you now in a long formal getting ready to go to a formal dance and you being named the "Sweet Heart" or the new President. 

I have fond memories of going to the Mother Daughter fashion show.  One year I was probably about 10 years old you made yourself, Jana and I spring color matching gingham dresses.  We got to model our dresses in the fashion show.  I always wanted to go with you and bring my daughter.
I also remember one time you made a huge sprimp salad for a function and dropped it and the huge bowl broke.  I don't think we scooped it up but we should of.
p.s. I love you Mom!

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