Now on to the good part:
Karin is the most loving, sweet, caring person I have ever known. She is always cheerful and charming. It is such a pleasure to be around her. If you are ever in a bad mood, Karin is the one to be around as she can change that mood almost instantly.
In a way, it's a wonder that she has such a great personality. She could drive anyone nutty when she was growing up. When she was a small child, she was into everything and she would also eat anything, including all the things in the cupboards that tasted awful........cleaning supplies, etc. Anything that was liquid was in her seemingly scope of delightful drinks. Sue finally found a huge fence that was like an oversized play pen only it covered most of the living room floor. We could finally relax when she was in there and fortunately, she didn't seem to mind being there. One day Sue went into the kitchen and found her up on top of the refrigerator. I can hear Sue even now talking to her very soothingly as she slowly made her way to rescue her. You can be sure she grabbed her immediately. She was barely walking at that time, but she certainly was a great climber.
As she grew older, she actually wasn't that much of a problem, and her sweet personality really started to come out. This is one hard working girl, I can tell you. She has overcome so many problems in her life and and worked so hard to be the independant woman she has now become. Early on she started working with children, in pre schools, and later in child care centers. She has always loved children and especially babies. I am not quite sure what it is with Karin, but babies are never afraid of her. She can pick a strange little baby up who doesn't want to leave her mommy and can quiet that child so quickly. Children of all ages are drawn to her.
That is why it was so interesting that she changed her profession. It happened that one of Dave's very best friends needed a girl to assist in his office. Karin applied for the job and he hired her on the spot. She now works in his back office. He sold his business to a woman podiatrist and Karin is still working there. She absolutely loves her job and also cares very much for her new boss. They go exercising together every morning.
She also fell in love with a great guy that all the families loves. His name is Bob. They were married in the Oakland Temple and we were fortunate to be there for that great event.
I am so looking forward to seeing her again. They live fairly near Sue, so she is lucky because she gets to see her daughter quite frequently. Sometimes she and Bob are able to come here on Memorial Day for her families "golf week" It started out to be the whole week, then went to five days, and now it seems like it is just a long weekend. We really do love having them here and we also get to celebrate Sue's birthday at the same time. The guys have so much fun playing golf early every morning at a different course each day. I do hope Karin and Bob will be able to come this time, but if they can't we will see them in July at Sue's family reunion at Newport Beach. We do look forward to that time of the year so we can see them and often we get to see other members of my family. Sue's siblings all try to make an appearance so you know how I love that!!
Dick helped me transfer some picture's of her:
Karin and Bob at the Marina in Newport Beach. What a beautiful day for some walking about.
Karin with her siblings at Newport Beach, from left, Todd, Matt, Karin and Ryan smiling big.