Roger's mom, Delores passed away suddenly two weeks ago. It has been a great sadness to all who knew and loved her. This is a woman who raised eight kids, half of them as a single parent, and worked many physically exhausting jobs in order to support her family. She planted a large garden every year, and worked long hours in the kitchen canning and freezing the garden's bounty so her family would have food to eat. There was nothing she couldn't do.
All were welcome in her kitchen. Throughout the years she happily accepted her children's spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, grandchildren, and their friends that came to visit. She had many friends in her hometown and they knew they could stop by at any time for some food, advice, or a quick card game.
Delores loved nothing more than having her children and grandchildren visit.
Delores loved her children so much she would give the shirt off her back to help them.
Delores also loved to play cards. Every visit to her home always included a rousing game of pinnochle or golf. I think she's up in heaven right now, whuppin' God in a card game!
Delores was a wonderful, generous mother to all. I will miss her greatly.