From Abbie Banks
This wonderful photo was taken on one of our trips to Merritt island. Dotty had a favorite restaurant that served catfish and that is where this was taken. We always had wonder times with them.
Dotty, the Twinkling Star
You are not with us now in reality
What if you are the Robin perched in a tree
Maybe you are that delightful Fritillary
Could all of these be our precious Dotty?
She came and stayed, delightfully shared
Yes, she is the twinkling star in the sky,
She will be with us every day
Letter to Denise Martin
This morning I saw your buddy, Al the gator. I went out on the lanai and looked across the canal and waved a hello from you to him…he just smiled. I was going to take a photo and send it to you but, then I thought…you can see everything every where now.
Denise, I loved your writings. When I read them it was in a British accent. There are a lot of Brits here in Florida and so I am quite familiar with the accent.
All of your friends here on SongStar will surely miss all of your wonderful, amusing stories…all the tales about bumperman, Dodo, your kids on the block that you shared everything with and tales of the docks, and the luncheons looking out on the water with a glass of vino tinto, the trips to the country to see all your special birds, the story of your caddywampus feeder, your backyard, the church steeple that you could see and all the pigeons and all the men that you charmed. We were blessed with your delicious humor.
I regret not ever meeting you in person however, the many emails we shared brought you close into my heart. We did speak a bit on the phone when I was in Spain and that was a real treat.
You brought sunshine to us and we loved every minute of your escapades.
Denise, you surely will be missed.
Love to you,
B.A.R.B. at SongStar SongStar home
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