If you are reading this on a published medium, then you know I have left this life for another! The one here was certainly an adventure! As a small girl in Germany, I remember the planes flying over our small village of Ebrach looking for targets to bomb. As a young woman, I worked as a waitress on a US Army base and taught myself English. One of those GI’s, Specialist 4th class, James Russell, and I got married and he brought me to LaFayette where we started our family. We had a son, Mark, and a few years later a daughter, Diann. Then I fought myself young widow as Jim suddenly died. A few years later, in God’s perfect timing, He brought a man into our lives, Everett Wood, and our family was complete once again. That union has lasted more than 56 years. During that time there have been travels, church work, hospitality, good friends, gardening, foster –parenting for many years, grandchildren, great grandchildren, crossword puzzles galore and consistently beating my husband at Scrabble. (My English was very good, and I was a very good speller!) Yes, I suspect that I will miss much of this life; but I look forward to the Glorious one I am entering. Mourn if you must, but not for long! We all go through this, and my time is now. I’m leaving behind till we meet again my devoted husband Ev, my children and their families, Diann Russell, Mark and Mary-Anne Russell and their children James, Stephen, Kevin and Sarah; my sister-in-law Joy (Russell) and her husband Graig Young, my brother-in-law Rick and wife Shary Wood, sister-in-law Judy Wood, numerous nephews, nieces and a few remaining family in Germany.