of our daughter Nancy was extremely difficult to write, and
there were long periods
of time when we thought we couldn’t actually complete it.
However, with G-d’s help and the encouragement of friends
and relatives, we persevered.
outset, we want to acknowledge that this book could not have
even been conceived
without the correspondence we received
from Nancy’s friends.
to especially thank the members of the C.R.C.A. (Century Road
Club Association) for
their extraordinary and supportive
letters and phone calls, which gave us so much strength during
the most difficult times. We would also like to thank Nancy’s
Crestwood friends, who were so gracious and hospitable over the
many years, allowing Nancy to make Colorado her second home.
We received many wonderful
letters that are not printed in this book. Their not being published,
however, does not diminish their
value to us.
We would like to extend a special
thanks to our son-in-law Avi Shapiro, who continually stood by
our side and lifted
us up when
we faltered during the compilation of this book. We would also
like to thank Stan Kaplan, a precious and dear friend, Libby
Pheterson, and Jaimie Epstein, who helped with the editing.
In addition, we are also very grateful to Rabbi Aron Tendler
Chaim Katz for giving us encouragement and valuable suggestions
in our endeavor.
And finally we would like
to thank Joe Gannon of Mulberry Tree Press for his expertise,
professionalism, and commitment in assisting
us and guiding us during the publishing of this book.
Hanie and Suri Morgenstern