I remember when I was little my mom would send me over to see Doty on cleaning days, due to my dust allergy. Doty was always so welcoming, and invited me to stay for dinner. I couldn't wait to visit her! One special memory I have is making radish roses. Doty was very down to earth and funny. I am sure she hooked up with my mom for a coffee klatch, reminiscing about the old days on Silver Birch Ave. Someday I will see you again, my friend. Diane and Linda, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda and Diane, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was the personification of a good neighbor whether it was getting the mail for us while we were on vacation or waiting for a delivery while we were at work. And we always looked forward to her homemade cookies at Christmas time. Bob and I always enjoyed chatting with her as laughter would always be part of the conversation. She always kept us abreast of what was going on in the neighborhood with her editorial comments that would have us howling with laughter. Since she moved to the area 20 years before us, she was a great historian for us about the neighborhood and Oakland in general. Today we took a drive to Oakland and went down Silver Birch and I pictured Dot in her yard, where she frequently could be found, and said a prayer for her.
Sue and Bob Panek
Diane and Linda I can’t begin to tell you how my heart breaks for you & your families. What a beautiful tribute you wrote to mom. She was a beautiful person with a beautiful heart and a beautiful soul. And of course a very special aunt. I’ll always remember the laughter and the fun which was always part of a visit with her. I know without a doubt that she is with your father and my mom and in the loving embrace of her mom and dad. God bless you all. Know that you are always in my prayers. I love you. Your cousin Ida