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My Mother and her Gypsy Heart

Helen Ruth Watts-Franklin
Mom, she is gone from this world, but she is still with me. In fact she sometimes gives me pause, her presence is so strong, Usually when I am having a bad day and its not getting better, she reminds me that I can choose to make lemonade out of lemons.

I miss her dearly and look forward to greeting her again. Her strong personality and hot temper in that 4′ 11″ presence was frustrating at times, but she had a heart of gold and was there for anyone who asked her for help.  Her life was sometimes a great struggle, something I didn’t truly understand until after she was gone. She remained young in spirit, even when her body failed her. A good woman who made everyone she knew laugh and enjoy her company.

Blessed be mom~

Helen Ruth Watts, granddaughter of James Thorpe
March 29th, 1924 to January 20th, 1997

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