Dot is a deep thinker searching for truth about self. Expressing thoughts, she would write papers and poetry. Some of them are quite sad as she is able to convey the human element. One poem, The Lonely Lion won notoriety and was asked to be published. She remembers it....
Dot childhood's dream was to grow up wealthy and help the poor and needy, making sure they have enough food and a warm safe place to live.
When asked about her most gratifying experience she said, "Accepting Jesus Christ in my heart and baptized on April 12, 1972."
Dot married at the tender age 17 1/2 years and had a baby girl. The marriage lasted 3 1/2 years and broke off because of problems. She remarried at twenty-two and was pregnant with me (Kathi) at 24. Soon after Dot brought my two brothers and a sister into the world. It wasnt easy for her trying to parent her babies with so much violence in the household. With the threat on her life, Dot escaped the marriage and remarried. Later Dot had two baby girls and was able to raise them in a safe, loving environment.
This reporter (me, <smile>) asked her to describe her children and she responded, "They are all great kids!"
Cheri.....bright, caring, sensitive, lot of feeling, lot of personality, got a lot of wisdom for her years, likes truthfulness and glad she is my daughter.
Kathi....<smile> judge me for yourself by my site!
Jim.....lovable, doesnt place labels on others, good kid, doesnt talk anyone down, artistic, beautiful spiritual man, patience of a saint and looks for the good in everyone.
Judy.....lot of fun, talented, very pretty, tenderness, sensitive and puts up with no nonsense.
Jay....fun loving person, handsome, caring, loving and family means a lot to him. I am very proud of him.
Angel.....very caring, sensitive, tells it like it is, loving, pretty, very good mother, lot of patience, sweetness, care about people, no phoniness about her and she is one of my kids, what can I say?
Lindi.....funny person comes out, caring, loving, patient, sensitive, good mommy, easy to love, good teacher and a sweet spirit.
As you can see, my mom is a remarkable lady! I love her dearly. She accepts me for who I am and with an unconditional love that only a mother could have. I love my mom!
Dot's parting words....
I am a baby elephant
and Jumbo is my name,
my mommy thinks I'm pretty cute,
my daddy thinks the same.
I love to walk in the sunshine,
I love to walk in the shade,
But the thing I love most of all,
Is to walk in the BIG parade!!!!