My dear old mother passed away this morning - due to heart failure. I normally wouldn't share too many personal matters on the forum, but since a number of you have had the good fortune to meet my lovely mom, I feel it's ok to let you all know of her passing.
As it is, I never ceased to marvel at how people / friends - almost instantly - became enamored with her. So - ok - this is starting to sound like some of those corny-phony 9/11 tributes, so I should probably stop right here.
In any event, Kerstin was a wonderful person - and I'm not saying this just because she gave me life. She had a very sharp / quirky sense of humor - and that's probably why she decided to die on 22/11 2016 - the 53d anniversary of JFK's (the "First Television president") dubious demise!
Thanks in advance for your kind condolences, everyone. I will dearly miss my beloved mama. She was of course a dauntingly-talented opera singer / pianist and music teacher - and it took me many years, way into adulthood, to humbly try and make music myself.
My mom and me (and our dog 'Sadiki') - many years ago: