Monday, January 25, 2010

We lost LoLo

I came home to very sad news today:


Lois was Elisabeth and Peter’s babysitter for a period of about four years when we lived in LA in the mid-80’s.  I was working at Disney when LoLo joined our family and later, after Peter was born, I had my own educational software design company that I ran from home.  During those years LoLo came to our home each day and loved my children to pieces.

Scan145, March 04, 2006

   Scan141, March 04, 2006 Scan143, March 04, 2006  

Lois adored Elisabeth (known then, before she insisted on going by her middle name, as “Erin”) and Peter, and they adored her.  Somehow she was able to clean my house from top to bottom while giving complete, doting attention to my children – cooking with them, doing art projects with them, reading to them, and holding them lovingly for hours on end… often while vacuuming or doing laundry. 

Lolo was magical and she had a magical influence on my oldest two children during a period in their lives that they now barely remember, but that she touched profoundly.

Larry, her loving husband is so right: she WILL be missed.

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Lynn said...

What beautiful photos and memories, Carol. I'm so sorry about your loss. LoLo sounds like a wonderful person. The note was so sweet and sad--very touching.

Heidi said...

That is sad news. Sounds like LoLo was an incredible woman and although your children might not remember her very well, I'm sure she helped make them the wonderful people they are today. Isn't it amazing when you find people like that in the world?? And it's such a sad thing when they leave it.

Betsy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your (and Larry's!) loss! she sounds like a wonderful woman who will be sorely missed! My thoughts are with you all!

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