I have several special memories of Merrie. I attended the Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in the mid-sixties where the theme was concerned with the population explosion. "Have one, adopt one" or "Stop at two" were some of the slogans at that time. Well, I already had seven, - and it really couldn't be retroactive! Merrie consoled me by assuring me that we were making a big contribution by raising large families who would be good citizens and assets to the community... Jonathan and my son Mark were good friends and Jonathan was best man at Mark's wedding...Long ago Bill and Merrie hosted an open house. The centerpiece on the refreshment table was a cheese ball covered with slivered almonds so that resembled a pine cone! She was very creative. Most of all, I remember her joie de vivre!
Mary Ann Ott