My earliest memories of Helen Marie center around the family Christmas dinners before our numbers grew to where we had to split up into smaller units. Then sunbathing with Helen Marie and Florence on the lot where Helen eventually built her cottage. That was quite a privilege for a little girl, sunbathing with the big girls! Flash forward a couple decades and Helen's life had changed drastically. Now on an occasional summer day we would discuss and/or share the latest books on the best seller list or just chat.
Helen Marie, I pray you are at peace; reading, chatting, and bathing in the rays of the sun once more.