I have a lot of catching up to do, but on top of my to-do-list is to prepare a Power Point presentation about my mother-in-law, Merwyn Joyce McKay Bergquist, who passed away last Feb. 8, 2017. She was 92 years old and had been in good health -- driving still --- until around six months before she died. She had colon cancer, underwent an operation, but unfortunately did not rally. I mention this to encourage all to have a colonoscopy when recommended by doctors, and even to ask for one if you have a family history of this disease.
I loved my mother-in-law. When I first met her, I was around 22 years old and she was 44. Looking back I realize she was a young woman, with a husband and six children, a very busy person, who was involved with her church and community.
She was always kind and fair to me and she has become a role model of how I should behave as a mother-in-law.
As a gesture of my love for her, I offered to make a Power Point presentation at a family gathering later in March. I will be sharing pictures in this blog that will go into that presentation. I am not sure exactly how the Power Point presentation will go, and if you have suggestions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pictures in today's blog focus on when she was young.
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McKay Family History (courtesy of Julii Brainard Swinny)