Monday, November 25, 2013
March 15, 2006 – November 7, 2013
She went to sleep peacefully after a valiant, but losing, eighteen month battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. We miss her. The mornings when she could bound up the stairs in two leaps and jump 12 feet through the air into our bed to lick our faces, they will never be forgotten. But life goes on. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. The rest of the family is thriving. Two granddaughters are already home from Chicago and Miami for the week. The oldest one will be arriving from Boston in a couple of days (even though I hear nasty weather iis coming). And just like so many, we will be enjoying this unusual American tradition of family getting together to eat turkey at what seems to be a strange time of year. Riva would be happy for us.