I considered it a privilege and a pleasure to
edit and type this manuscript for my mother
and present it to her on her 86th birthday,
March 1, 1977.
I'm proud that in her 85th year she made her
stay in the Lutheran Home at Frankenmuth a
little more interesting by writing down, in
spite of failing eyesight, some of her mem-
ories of the past.
Her life was never easy. This story is a witness
to a true Christian's realization
that life, with all its trials and trib-
ulations, hopes and joys, must be lived
in the circle of God's love and mercy,
The Christian always recognizes God's
transcendence in the affairs of men.
I rejoice that one day she will reach the
top of her mountain, the City of God. In
the meantime I commend her to the loving
arms of her Lord, Whom she knows so well.
Her loving daughter,
The cover drawing is a credit to her
youngest daughter, Ruth Knoll.