Berlin, Charles, Mike and everyone,
Thank you all for your best wishes and kind support.
My mother is the person that knits booties for every baby she hears of among friends of friends. Many hundreds, I imagine have experienced her generosity. She remembers everybody's birthday, visits her friends in the hospital and convalescent home; bakes for the church bingo every Wednesday and every family gathering, office party plus plenty just for us. Plus in her 80's she worked at the company's Habitat for Humanity charity effort and brought the experience of building her house along with my father back in the 50's. I can assure you she did not show up to serve coffee. Now the tables have turned, but just a little, and she has an amazing amount of support and love from friends and family. Every day now is a good day and a precious one.
Happy New Year everyone