Saturday, April 05, 2008


Dear Marietta, We hope to send you more like this soon and other surprises along the way.
During the 1998 Texas Journey of Hope, Sunny Jacobs said Marietta is a “shining being”. I think that is a great description of Marietta. I know that just to be in her presence is to be uplifted and to be warmed by her radiant smile. Her joyous spirit permeates the air around her. I first heard her tell her story in 1994 when she and Magdaleno Rose-Avila came to Alaska to do a speaking tour. Our paths have crossed several times over the ensuing years. Last summer I was honored to have Marietta and her husband Bob as houseguests. Marietta – I hope this is you best birthday ever!

Much love,


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