I remember you taking us in until we
could find a place to live. Of course I will never forget how you cared and watched over
us while we lived with our father in Staten Island under very difficult conditions. How
you purchased a bed for us and made arrangements for our trip back to our mother. I
remember how you kept in constant touch and continually reminded my mother of our
I remember how you took me in, quite
literally from the cold, when I had no place to live. I remember how you clothed me
and gave me food and money to resume my education. Most importantly, I remember
your faith in me. It was due to you that I was able to find a place to live, complete my
college education and ultimately enter the workplace.
I never doubted your friendship and
love over the years- never.
You have made the lives of my
brothers and I infinitely richer by your presence- by who you are. Always remember that
your greatest success is also that which is the most important in life- the love of
another human being. Our family is very fortunate to have you. I will always treasure my
memories of you.
Love & Happy Birthday
Who loved when so
many others did not care.
A devoted friend with a great and good heart.
A light in the darkness.