Think of Melissa -- March 11, 1984 to September 22, 2002
In Collective Remembrance

December 22 | Shortcuts
I went to lunch with a co-worker today and she suggested we take 'a scenic route' back to the office so she could do a few errands.

Melissa was forever taking the most scenic route home that she could imagine. "I know a shortcut," she would say, and I immediately knew we would be gone for at least an extra half hour.

Her shortcuts started when she first got her permit; she was never ready to go home and give up her position behind the wheel, so she would take the car and the lucky parent to be in the car with her on a fun adventure.

She would go out to the end of the spit and back, then down Kachemak drive and out east end a bit before eventually ending up home. Or she would do the West Hill/East Hill loop. Once she even tried to convince me to let her go to Anchor Point.

I need to take more shortcuts, more scenic routes in my daily life. Forget about the destination, just enjoy the trip.
Remembered by Valette | 9:20pm | 1 comments

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December 08 | when skies are grey
While I am definitely not a moring person, Melissa was even less of a morning person than I. If I was feeling particularly ornery, I would sometimes wake her up by singing "You Are My Sunshine."

She hated it. It was great.
Remembered by Valette | 10:56am | 0 comments

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December 02 | LOL
Valette, thank you so much for this site. I don't contribute as much as I used to, not because I have forgotten Melissa, instead as you say, healing hearts. This site has been a big part of that healing, thanks. Melissa would love it and it is a place I can come whenever I feel like she is slipping away. I miss Melissa in a different way everyday. LOL Jennifer
Remembered by Rod & Jen | 1:40pm | 0 comments

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