Mourning with Joy
Thank you to all who offered condolences, both public and private. The outpouring of sympathy was greatly appreciated by our family.
Mom's memorial service was very comforting, emotional and just a little irreverent, which I am sure would have made her smile. The reception had about 80 people filling my parent's house. It turned into a suburban Chicago version of an Irish Wake, with lots of food, laughter, stories and, of course, beer.
There were young kids running around and old friends who travelled hundreds of miles just to reminisce. We could not have asked for a more fitting tribute. Thank you.