A week ago Thursday, Kathy's mom, Clara Cadell, passed away. Although we had been expecting this since she had been ill for over a year, it was still hard to take. Clara was one of the most giving people I've ever known. Her husband increasingly turned to alcohol so she ended up raising all nine of her kids by herself. Clara worked hard all her life and she didn't retire until last year--at 76 years of age. She didn't have much, but if you needed it then it was yours. She never complained about the burdens imposed upon her or the ones she so willingly took on and she always tried to find something to smile about. She will be missed.