is honored with a Brick from Lynn Talbott.
Humanist, Humorist, Entrepreneur, Poetess, Author, Musician, Mother and Friend.
Webster's defines heroine: "A woman of courage and daring. A woman admired for her achievements and qualities."
Mom had one wish for my brothers and myself, to be all that we are capable of becoming. She instilled values in us as children that are the basics for our adult lives: Grow from problems and challenges; look fear in the face and learn. No one can make you feel inferior without your own consent. Don't compromise yourself, you're all you've got. Failure is not falling down, it's staying down.
Most importantly Mom taught me this: Become a true expert in something. Anything. Then the question of you becoming a woman will barely raise its head.
Her life has been a whirlwind of happiness, tragedy, the unexpected and new beginnings. From it she has taken a strength and wisdom which she lovingly passes on to everyone she encounters. The world is a better place with her in it.
For the unconditional love and great sacrifices she made for me, I dedicate this brick to my best friend--my mom.
Submitted by Lynn Talbott
September 14, 1998 (for Linda Talbott)