The text of this book was written by my mother Louise. She typed her story over a period of several years and finished at the age 0f 85. She carefully assembled all her typed pages, old pictures, documents, etc., into a large 3-ring binder. I borrowed it from her last month and after showing it to a friend, I decided that she deserved to be published, to see all her efforts in an actual book. So this is her story and my editing/designing skills! I'm mailing it directly to her as a surprise.