Grand County community’s support for family greatly appreciated
To the Editor:
Thank you never seems enough when thanking the people in my life and my husband Lenny Morrow’s life who have done and continue to do such kind things for my husband and I.
I have so many people to thank for all the kindness and help during Lenny’s illness and after he passed away Dec. 8, 2008. Mike O’Hotto was so kind letting us stay at his condo in Lakewood during Lenny’s treatment. Lenny and I had a lot of fun and laughs there, Mike, and I have so many good memories of or our time there together.
Bob and Lynn Shirley, our wonderful neighbors, have plowed our driveway every time it has snowed and continue to do so because as Bob told me, “I made Lenny a promise to take care of the you.” Lynn has cooked so many wonderful meals for my family and I. She baked the best bread that Lenny loved. Cheryl, Bob and Tyler Florquist, our other terrific neighbors, pick up my mail when I can’t, help with snow removal, make sure my trash can gets out for pickup, and bring things from the grocery store. The Florquists and the Shirleys call and check on me or just to say hello, make sure I am not in need of anything. They watch out their kitchen window or over the fence just to make sure I am OK, and that brings me great comfort.
To my brother in-law and sister in-law, Carl and Debbie Prather, who made sure our car had new tires and was sound and safe for our numerous trips back and forth to Denver for Lenny’s doctor’s appointments and treatments. Carl and Debbie, my brother in-law and sister in-law, Dean and Allison Morrow, Ronnie and Melissa Morrow, and Karen Morrow and Vince Baker, my father in law Carry Morrow, all of Lenny’s uncles, aunts and cousins, and all of my family who came from Oregon ” thank you for helping me be Lenny’s rock, continuing to hold me up, listen to me and watching over me and our kids ” I love you all.
I want to thank all of you who have sent so many cards ” both during Lenny’s illness and after he passed away, left messages, sent good thoughts, told me funny stories about Lenny and said so many prayers. To all of you who helped at Lenny’s service (Suzie Morrow, Kathy Winegar, Janis Lund, Kristine Wolhford, Pat O’Connell and Morrow and Sons ” if I have forgotten someone please forgive me). I thank you for all your hard work setting out all that terrific food and all the clean up. You came with a smile in your hearts and on your faces and I am thankful to you all.
To all of you who baked all those wonderful cookies thank you and thank you to Krissy Nesbitt for asking you all to bake. Ken Evans, thank you for the trip to Denver the morning of Lenny’s service to pick up and bring back Krispy Kreme donuts.
Lenny loved Krispy Kreme donuts. The night before his brain surgery he ate a Krispy Kreme at 11:59 p.m.
To all of you who have hugged and listened to our kids Nic, Craig, Jessica, Brandy and her husband Corey, thank you. Thank you for telling them funny stories and being there for them. To all of you who have sent good wishes and hopes to Brandy and Corey and their new son, Lenny’s first Grandson, Owen Michael, who was born Dec. 28, 2008. Lenny was so proud knowing he was going to be a Grandpa. Lenny so looked forward to holding his Grandson and taking Owen golfing. Although Lenny isn’t here to hold Owen, to take him golfing, giggle and laugh with him, I know he is looking down on Owen with great pride and so much love.
To all of you who have so generously made donations I thank you so very much. Words do not begin to express my gratitude to you all.
Lenny is and was the love of my life, the salt of the earth, my best friend and my life will never be the same without him. Lenny and I have been so blessed to live in this community that comes together to support a friend in need. We are blessed to have so many friends and so much family who have and who continue to support me, our children and our family.
When you all hit the golf course this summer, tee it up and let the big dog fly for Lenny. I thank you all for all the hugs, listening to me and drying my tears.
Mrs. Brenda L. Morrow
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