Marching forward with THANKS, to the woman who gave me life, Sophie (Zosia nee: Borkowski) Nolan, who would have been 90 years old today. She didn’t make it. She passed during the first wave of Covid before vaccinations at her nursing home at age 88.
Truthfully, we lost her about 12 -15 years prior when she began down the road of dementia. Hers was a brutal battle that no one should have to fight. She also led a very tough life. A depression baby she witnessed her brothers getting bigger and better meals than she and her sisters; watched her Polish speaking parents fight and argue continuously - coupled with alcoholism (father) - and a whole bunch of other family drama.
She had to lean on resilience to get through her life, though still had problems. Frankly, who doesn't?