This morning, Papa and his three sisters lost their mom. She was a quiet, funny, orderly and proper lady who loved God. She has served many people, particularly the deaf and children, throughout her life. She was always sweet and precious to my sister, myself and my kids. She has exchanged letters with my kids, for a while she and Clyde wrote back and forth quite a bit. The kids are sad, as are Stephen and I. And Papa is so very sad. And we are sad for Papa. But we know she's been ready to go. And now she is with her God and her husband and we are thankful to have known her.
Bestemar means Grandmother in Norwegian. Oldemar means great-Grandmother.