KUNKLETOWN, Pa.--After our mother (Camilla Gill of Kunkletown) died on Sunday, June 6, 2010, we had a memorial service on Thursday, June 10. At this celebration of her life we heard many wonderful eulogies by family and friends.
I would like to share some words my brother John used in his comments about our mother.
He began by referring to Proverbs 31 (which begins with "the words of King Lemuel, the utterance which his mother taught him").
John noted the value of words that describe what a mother can teach her son. Then he proceeded to read a letter our mother had given him at the time of his marriage in 1988. (John married Bonnie Collins on Nov. 6, 1988.)
Following are excerpts from the letter.
This is just a note to my son from your mother who loves you very much and wishes you and Bonnie much happiness in your marriage and whatever else you set out to do.
I am not very good at the spoken word, but I will try to express my thoughts and feelings on paper.
I do feel very good about your marriage. You waited a long time for this moment and you too must feel and know that the time is right. So do work at it and be happy.
My happiness and love have always extended to my children. When they are happy, I am happy. When they are sad and having problems, I am sad and go through their problems with them mentally.