My Aunt, the Talented Seamstress

I believe I had just turned 7 years of age. I had been asked to be a part of Aunt Ellen’s wedding. I vividly remember going to the Welter’s home with my mom, Carol and brother, Doug, the week before the wedding. There Aunt Kathy, took my measurements and had me try on the beautifully […]

Memories of Kathy

I got to know Kathy during our senior year at East High School. We were cheerleaders together. There were 7 of us and we had the best time together! Kathy knew almost all the cheers, probably because her older sister, Betty, had been a cheerleader the year before causing Kathy to be more familiar with […]

Italy vacation

Lucky for me, I had the unique and unforgettable experience of visiting Rome and the Amalfi Coast with my mom, Gary, and my two sons, Nathan and Drew in 2017. Adam, Tiffany and Takara met up with us in in Positano as well, which was amazing. We ate delicious food, took a bike tour in […]

Mom quilting

Mom made a quilt for each of her kids for college graduation. Mine took 20 years to complete. It was hand delivered in San Francisco along with a photo album documenting the labor. Keith Welter

The Nurturer

My mom came to stay with me after both my children were born and took care of me as I learned to take care of my own babies. During those overwhelming times it was such a comfort to know she was still there to mother me, give me advice, be a shoulder to cry on. […]

I Remember Her Kindness

In 2008, Kathy accompanied me back to Japan, and that memory will forever be etched in my mind. Because my husband, Adam, a US Navy officer, was deployed with the USN Carrier Strike Group 5, Kathy decided to travel with me, my two young boys, and my newborn daughter, Takara, to Japan. Her support was […]