Monday, March 06, 2006


This is a picture of my first cousin Dorothy Marie Bennett Sheppard and myself. We were going to use it for the inside cover of the book we planned to write about the Stewart family. It did not happen because Dorothy passed away last summer. She was a great friend and cousin. We were thinking of her the other day because spring training for the Indians is in full swing in Winter Haven, Florida. Dorothy was one of the biggest Indians fans I ever met. Richard and I went to spring training with her a few years ago. We loved it, and so did she. It makes me wonder if there is some strange baseball loving gene that keep reocurring in my family. Once when Dorothy and I were on one of our many genealogy trips, we met another cousin, Myron Hill, for dinner in Washington D.C. Dorothy and Myron compared World Series games they had seen. I just listened, because I could not contribute. I will try to listen, watch and attend as many Indians games as possible this year.

4 comments:

*D* said...

I miss her a lot. She was fun and always a lady.

Katherine said...

Oh, goodness, I miss her too. Those trips to New England were so wonderful.

I wrote a letter to Dorothy maybe a year before she passed away telling her how much she meant to me. I am so glad I did that; so often we forget to tell people how we feel about them, and it made me glad to have told her how much I loved her.

Elizabeth said...

I know how close you and Dorothy were, M, and how much we all enjoyed her. I hope you decide to continue writing the book and dedicate it to her.

Marie said...

I had so much fun on those trips to...she reminded me so much of Grandma. One of my favorite people in the world. I hope you write that book too. *tear*