Dot was always consistently upbeat, loving, and supportive, despite my life choices which differ with Catholic dogma. Love came first with her -- and God is Love, right?
She has been the very best friend to my mother, who learned a lot about friendship from Dot.
I also remember a Christmas party at the Connelly's when I was probalby ten years old. All the children were allowed a tiny glass of champagne -- so I kept getting in line. If a little is good, then more must be better, eh? Needless to say, my father drove me home early.