During WWII, my Aunt Kay lived with her mom and dad, Mildred and Ceylon Kohl, in their brick home at 541 Woodside and Watertown Street with her enlarged family... Grandma Kohl was known to sweep the whole block sidewalk, and there in the stone was her family namesake.

Aunt Kay has always been like a sister, mother, and personal friend through all our years together.

... For many great memories, and our special relationship, I am grateful to have such a special aunt and close friend. She is very special to many of us. I look forward to celebrating her 93rd birthday soon. She suggested I put my spring poem in the Commonwealth ... The poem she would like, the tribute to her, not so much; however it is heartfelt and I feel blessed for our many purposeful years.

— Judy Kessler

Westchester, Ill.

To read the entire letter, see the May5, 2016 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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