Please accept my condolences on the loss of your remarkable mother. I know how much my own mother admired her energy and friendship and how my father liked talking all things gardening with her. I smiled as I read about your mother's stash of wonderful toys for her grandkids and remember with fondness the play kitchen you had in your house where we played as kids. She certainly rocked Rochester and inspired others--especially women--with her full-steam-ahead, can-do attitude. My thoughts are with you and your family as you remember and honor her dynamic life and career.
Marsha Hayles, Rochester, NY