[RP] Mom's passing was traumatic for the entire family, and certainly for me as a 16 year old kid. But through her bravery, as Gretchen describes (next image), I was saved from worse. I don't recall her ever complaining much about anything, even though it must have been terrible for her. She was a wonderful mother, and wanted most for me to grow up strong and virtuous. I will always miss her and cherish her memory - one reason why I am so thankful for Dad's dedication in capturing the images and notes in "Byron & Tootsie".