I have known "Big M",as she is affectionately called by some of her children, since I was 18 or 19. I'm now 53. Loved her like my own mom. Boy she could talk. I was always very shy in my younger days but she made me have conversations. I'll miss her. Her children should know that they can count on me if they have need of anything within my power. Linda and I were roommates and we are still the best of friends. Love you guys.