Mom was born on January 18, 1922 and passed away May 15, 2017. She was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. Mom married dad, Herschel Hendrickson, on Easter Sunday, 1940, at the Mitchell Park Christian Church in St. Joe. She wore a wedding gown sewn by her aunt and carried Easter Lilies. She often told me that there were so many people in the church that the minister was afraid the balcony would collapse!
Over the last few years I’ve had the opportunity to have many conversations with my mom; her memory for short-term things was poor but when it came to the past she remembered it perfectly. At the end of her life she often told me that although her early days were very difficult, she had had a good life. She loved her kids, her grandkids, her great-grandkids, and her newly arrived great-great-grandson and she loved life. Even two weeks before her death she told me she was ready for us to take a trip to England! I wish we could have done that.