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Friday, March 9, 2012

Dotty

Dorothy Louise Wescott came into the world on a sunny Massachusetts day, August 6, 1933.

One of my favorite photos is of a two year old Dotty posing for a photographer who had come to town. Her head had been recently shaved due to illness, but she was still a doll.

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In 1957 she became a June bride. She and Landen had three children, Lisa, Bonnie and wee Mr. Décor.
 
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It wasn’t easy raising children on the edge of a jungle in Panama, but she made a lovely home.
 
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Dotty loved the outdoors, was an avid bird watcher and a member of the National Audubon Society.
 
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A true adventurer, no matter where in the world her son was stationed, she always came to visit.
 
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A loyal Volkswagen enthusiast, the VW always remained her vehicle of choice.
 
 
Ever supportive, she was there for all the big events of her children’s lives.
 
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Mom you will be missed.
 
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On the wings of a dove….



Fly away,
Laura

41 comments :

Auntie Em said...

What a beautiful tribute! Hugs, prayers and caring thoughts to you and all your family.

laxsupermom said...

Such a lovely tribute! My heart goes out to you. You and your family will be in my prayers tonight.

openid said...

Laura,

So sorry to hear of your loss.Tears in NJ. Sending our love and sympathy to you, Mr Decor, the Fashionista and Sweet Boy.

Your Friends,
Deborah & Thomas
FairfieldHouseNJ.com

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So sorry for your families loss...she was a beautiful woman. Hugs and prayers for your family.

Pat said...

Beautiful tribute Laura.
My thoughts and prayers are with Dotty's family.

Jen said...

Such lovely and sincere words about your mother-in-law. Thinking of you and saying prayers for your family.
Jen

Kathy B. said...

So sorry for your loss.

Stitchfork said...

Sending condolences and prayers. And I bet she is smiling over this beautiful tribute to her.
xo Cathy

Linda said...

In that 2-year-old photo of Dottie, I see your children's faces. ♥

My most heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

Love, Linda

Buttercup said...

I'm sorry I never met Dotty. My heart and prayers are with you all.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Oh Laura, she was so beautiful. Your tribute is lovely. You and your family remain in my prayers each day.
~Lynne
[w/L]

French Basketeer.com said...

Ah, so sweet and yet so sad; beautiful tribute, Laura...thinking of you daily...

Catherine Holman said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. She must have been a wonderful lady.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh Laura, I was so afraid this was going to happen. With everything going on, I know you and your family are grieving and so sad. Please accept my condolences to you and your family. I wish you peace in these troubling times. Take care.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Laura,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying that you will be comforted by His sufficient grace.

Jill Elaine said...

Thinking of you today Laura. Prayers ascending.

bj said...

This was so sweet and pretty, it brought tears to my olden eyes, Laura.
Please tell your Mr. Adore that we all share in the loss of a mother.
love and kisses, bj

Rebecca said...

Beautiful...

xoRebecca

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Condolences and prayers to Mr. Decor, you and the children.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Such a lovely tribute, Laura...I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mil. My heartfelt condolances for your family.
xoxo Lidy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Beautiful post in honor of a beautiful woman. Please pass my condolences on to Mr. Decor...and of course, your whole family.

Bettyann said...

what a lovely lady..hugs and love coming your way..take care of yourself..

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Beautiful tribute. Sounds like she was a wonderful woman. My deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your husband. Love that old song. Sweet!

Lady Dorothy said...

{HUG} I am so sorry for your loss. You wrote a lovely tribute. Blessings on your family as you comfort one another.

Little Leslie said...

Beautiful tribute. I hope your happy memories of her help you through this tough time.
love you,
Leslie

Karena said...

Oh Laura I am so sorry you and your family are going through so much right now. Thinking of you.

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your husband. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers this week.

Dovecote Decor said...

What a wonderful human being. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Best,
Liz

Gypsy Heart said...

Such a beautiful tribute for a special lady. I'm sure you have so many beautiful memories to treasure. You will all be in my prayers.

xo
Pat

The Boston Lady said...

Laura, a beautiful tribute to a woman I never had the pleasure of meeting. Because her children grew into such wonderful adults, I know she was a great mom. Thanks for a peek at her life and I am so sorry for your loss. Ann

TRay said...

So sorry to about Dottie's passing, particularly in light of everything else that's been happening. It is a blessing that all of her children could be with her at the end, and I'm sure her passing was eased by this knowledge. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love,

Your pea

Danielle said...

Beautiful tribute, Laura. I hope your family is doing well during this time. My prayers are with you.

Danielle xo

Perfectly Printed said...

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. I lost my mom 5 years ago and miss her everyday.

Prayers help.

chris

Jane said...

What a lovely tribute to a beautiful woman! With love and sympathy in your loss,
Jane-Jacksonville

Kit said...

So sorry to hear of her passing. I could tell she was special from the pic of her holding up the aircraft! Thinking of you. Kit

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Remembering you and your family during these days ahead. With deepest sympathy.
Warmly,
deb

The Tablescaper said...

With deepest sympathy. She sounds like a very special lady.

- The Tablescaper

Jeff, Amber, Emalyne, Jael and Jethro said...

Sorry for your loss...prayers..to you and yours.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

You were blessed to have such a wonderful person in your lives. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you at this difficult time.

Rooms by Ann said...

I am so sorry for your loss.I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Debbie said...

Laura, I am just seeing this post at this minute. I don't know why, either. I had Irish themed posts from here when I last checked (yesterday) which aren't here now. I've been away from the computer and am very ferhoodled.

I wanted to tell you, albeit late, that I'm so sorry about your sweet MIL passing. I know you're already going through a trial so this must be devastating to your fragile hearts. I'm so sorry for your pain and loss, and I think this is a wonderful post tribute to her.