How unbelievable was your mother. She touched the lives of so many people. Reading all the responses to your story, I am struck by how similar the responses are. She clearly gave all of us who knew her a feeling of being special in her life. Little did we know in those high school years the journey she would undertake in life.
Attached photo of Alma and me at the junior-senior prom at Belmont High School, May 19, 1956. I must admit when seeing a similar picture of Peter Leofanti and Alma, my old envy came back again. Peter was the hockey captain of the class two years behind me. Alma had a thing about hockey captains. My luck. I played basketball.
Do please keep me on your mailing list. I do want to hear more about your mother. She was, indeed, a remarkable woman.