To the entire Kiraly family, you have my deepest regards and love for you all.
l truly loved Anja as my nearest and dearest best friend these past 30 years. We started off as strangers, but with a common relative/friend. Within a few months she (and John) became my landlords, and so they remained until she sold the house on Main Street 3 years ago. At that time she moved south to her daughters, and I saw her but rarely after. But that didn't matter, because I carried the laughter and stories with me, and chatted with her on the phone as often as we could, picking up where we had last spoken. I laughed myself silly the morning her, Dan Gomes and I came wearily down the stairs from the 2nd floor at 6 something in the morning, with Rich catching us! We had stayed up all nite working on one crazy computer, that is, they did, and I made suggestions from the instruction book that they refused to look at!! Our craziest adventure was looking for the straying horses at the farm, fall time, corn in the big field just ready to be cut, and sunset starting... We traipsed from her house, across the first paddock, then walked around the corn field, tripping over dirt piles, and falling into rabbit holes, looking for these damn horses that Anja suspected had gone down to the creek at the bottom of the hilly corn field.. Well, we reached the spot, and no horses. By this time the sun had set, and any moon that might have been out was blocked by the high corn. That is when the real fun started, as Anja says now we climb back UP the hill, right up the MIDDLE of the corn field, and with that, she disappeared between the stalks and I didn't see her anymore... But I heard her, the noise of the long leaves as she brushed them away.. Off I went behind her, and found it was pitch dark inside, no way to see the ground, or even where she had gone... I knew eventually we would reach the road and my house, as long as we climbed up and not sideways!
Annie, Rich, Linda, you were blessed with a wonderful, loving, creative, enjoyable mother who will be surely missed. Janette, Christopher, Richie, Theresa, SiSi and Jonas, as well as Daria, and the great grands, you will be missing the greatest grandma and all that she would have taught you, from sewing, cooking, computering, gardening, and all the lessons she learned and wanted to share with you. For the elder grands, please share and help the youngers on what they will be missing, and help this by reminding them of the memories they now have, to keep them fresh in their minds, so as to not forget them, but be capable of passing them onto their own children one day. You all surely had a remarkable mother/grandmother/great-grandmother that deserves to continue down the ages. With love, Dawn