Archive for Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

April 28, 2004

Wilma Haines certainly was one of God's special angels among us. Here are some memories of several of her friends:

  • Wilma was known to so many for the wonderful person she was. ¢ She never uttered an unkind word, had a heart as big as all outdoors, was so full of love and generosity and had a terrific personality.
  • She and I were just kids when my family moved here from western Kansas to a farm next to theirs. Their whole family was the first to welcome us. I remember they shared their garden with us.
  • She and I were room mothers together years ago when our children were in grade school. She was never too busy, and she was such a giving person of her time and talents.
  • They loved her at school where she worked the last seven years, even during her illness, though her cancer treatments were rough. She always came right back to work with a smile, until the very end. Oh what a great lady she was.
  • She never complained, she never gave up, it just wasn't in her. She could always cheer me up, bring me out of the dumps.

I, personally, didn't get to know Wilma, but we are so blessed here at Pleasant Village to have that same personality passed down to her daughter, Dian, also so very generous with her time and talents, who like her mom is always reaching out and helping others.

Dian says of her mother, "Mom was the best we were so blessed to have her for our mother. Oh and she made the very best home made bread."

Thanks Dian for sharing your mom with us today.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086;

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