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Jul. 30th, 2008 | 06:24 pm
location: Grand Junction, Colorado
music: Judy Collins, "Holly Ann"
posted by: laurielester in eileenpeterson

 We are so bummed and miss Eileen! We were hoping she would have a chance to come visit us after her surgery and see our new place, we know she would have loved it! And we really were hoping to make a trip out there to see her and get the "Eileen tour" of the East Coast some day, she would know all the best places to visit!!

Heather, your mom was so special, she was a kindred spirit to me! We had so many interests in common and I will never forget that she went out of her way to get signed Judy Collins CD's for me, she knew that Judy was an inspiration to me, and you know Eileen was an inspiration to so many people! She was just so loving and enthusiastic and caring and giving! I will always love her!

-Laurie (& David- your cousin...)


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Re: Miss Eileen

from: heather_dusk
date: Aug. 17th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)

Thank you so much for giving such a full picture of my mother's work with you (and also for your e-mail, which I plan to respond to soon). I know that working in child care meant a lot to my mother, not only because she so often talked about how rewarding the work was, but also because I found so many child-care-related items amongst her papers.

I was amused by your account of my mother dressing up as a Christmas tree (she never told me about that) because, at my request, she helped me to make a number of eccentric costumes when I was young. One Halloween I was a television. Another year, I was supposed to take the role of some sort of flora or fauna in a school play. I stubbornly insisted that I must be a rainbow. My mother painstakingly cut out dozens of colored strips of paper and equally painstakingly glued them to a pantyhose background for me to wrap around my body. I found that costume among her belongings, shortly before her death.

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