There was a beautiful tribute to my mother in today’s Chicago Sun Times. We were interviewed by Katies Drews from obituaries.com last week. She saw my mother’s obituary about her WWII service as a WAC in the Chicago Tribune and it intrigued her. http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/12072995-418/mollie-schaffer-95-veteran-of-wwii-womens-army-corps.html
If you could enjoy your own funeral, my mother would have loved hers. It was lovely, and everything she would have wanted, complete with eulogies by her daughter and granddaughter, escort by the Jewish War Veterans of Post 89, and full military funeral honors which included the playing of Taps, flag folding, and the presentation of the flag to her family.
This has been a very trying week for all of us. We miss Mom so very much.
This morning when I opened my email, I found a link to an interview I did a few weeks ago about “Mollie’s War”, from inspiration to publication, with Morgen Bailey on her writing blog. http://wp.me/p18Ztn-2od
It is with a heavy heart that I have to write that my mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, passed away peacefully on Saturday night after a long illness. She was a member of the greatest generation and served her country as a WAC stationed in Europe during WWII. We are saddened and she will be missed very much by all who knew her. For more information about the funeral arrangements and condolences, please see:
Please read a wonderful article from a friend, Dorothy Lipovenko in Montreal, that she wrote for the Montreal Gazette about the “passing of the torch” from generation to generation for hosting holiday events. She mentioned my mother and me (and “Mollie’s War”) in the article. http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Taking+over+holiday+duties+daughter+reflects+family+traditions/6395556/story.html