I grew up with a small family.
Really mostly it was just me, my sister and my parents.
Grandparents, uncles, aunts in California and Texas. I lived in New Jersey.
When I met my wife Lanna in 2003, she had a huge family, and part of the family, if by love if not by blood was Dot Mithee, my mother-in-law Dottie’s best friend who passed away last night June 12th, 2012.
Dot is a huge spirit. Liberal, opinionated, with a loud dog named Max and a sense of adventure. She was Dottie best friend for decades, often having dinner on Sunday night’s together.
She was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and has been getting worse for a long time. On Christmas this year one of my great gifts was to shave her head. Here is the before and the after. The cancer was removing it and she just wanted it gone. It was a wonderful entrusting moment.
I will miss Dot a lot, my wife and mother in law have dinner with her one more time on Friday, and we will all miss her rambuctious spirit. Live life to the fullest, you will be remembered and loved.
We miss you Dot.