A lady for all seasons

A lady for all seasons

I want to let you all to know my mother died on April 24 the day after her birthday. I had her a long time but will miss her very much. I am 60 years old. She loved the outdoors, a wood heater, and even camped in the woods and built us a tepee to sleep in.

My mother helped anybody. She cut people’s hair, and she got me to Special Olympics. She built us a campfire in the yard so we could roast hot dogs and marshmallows. She had six children. We all wanted a bicycle, so she started with the oldest child, then went to the next one next Christmas, every Christmas until she got us all a bicycle.

She took all of the children to Morehead to the beach, and we were sitting in each other’s laps, in the trunk, even in the hog trailer. We went camping in the mountains, went to Ghost Town. When she married her last husband, he was a really good man, and we drove all the way to Arizona four times in a van.

I wish I had kept my mother at her home. I tried to help her as much as I can, because what I did was always by myself. If my families did not marry, they would have done more. They did as much, but we just did not have the money.

I want us all to be a family. Carolina Country is in my family. All we have to do is have the faith, hope and love of God. Please let us pull together and help people we care about and tell people we care for them.

Onie Frances Rogerson, Washington

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