Hi there friends and Merry Christmas. A little less merry this year, 2021, and not just because of a never-ending global pandemic.

The reason it’s not as merry is because we lost our beloved Dottie last month. She suffered from renal failure and passed peacefully in her sleep, with no pain. She was 95 years old.

I apologize for the delay in letting you know. Every time I’ve sat down to write about her, I’ve just cried instead. It’s still hard now. You already know how wonderful she was, how loved, how she dedicated her entire adult life to making the world a better place, how charming she was, and how kind and compassionate. Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile know that she was an expert in life, and that we cherished her as a National Treasure.

For now, because the tears are welling up again, I’ll let these photos speak as a reminder of a life well lived.

Dottie and me, Good To Grow, Liza's photos
Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Dottie and me
Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Dottie and Me
Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Experts in life

We miss you so much, Dottie!