I want to express my deep gratitude to the following people who have made this project possible:

Lillian Torkelson. Without her great generosity in sharing her life with me, this book could never have been written.

Her many family, friends and colleagues, who shared their memories of and appreciation for Lillian.

Paul Brazle, who contributed his talent and time to design the front cover.

Marilyn Muller and Pat Start, who donated extensive periods of time proof reading the manuscript, making valuable suggestions and giving encouragement.

Blair Roberts, for donating countless hours, as well as technical capability, particularly in preparing the manuscript for print.

Last, but not least, my husband, Bert, who has been my constant support, and who has patiently accepted my marriage to my computer for the past year.

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