Edited Mom

Today would have been our amazing Mom’s 90th Birthday. Lou Ellen was born November 28th, 1927. She was one of four daughters born to Edna and Clarence Wilshire. Mom grew up in Redlands and Oak Glen in Southern Calif. She loved to ride her horse, Keebler, swim and spend time with her many friends. She was the epitome of The All-American Girl. Long chestnut hair, big beautiful smile, athletic trim body and healthy glow. These are qualities Mom had all of her life. She met Daddy, Wallace Peter Anton, when she was 18 at Chaffey Jr. Collage. They feel in love instantly and spent the rest of their lives together until Daddy’s passing in 2002. Theirs was a classic Love Affair. They endured all the challenges life can bring but never lost their passion, joy and love for one another and their family. I always knew Mom was strong but when the only man she ever loved, Daddy, passed away her courage, strength and unwavering determination to make the most of every day took my breath away. Mom greeted every new day with enthusiasm, a positive attitude and gratitude. She was my dearest friend. After Daddy passed we talked at least twice a day. I always looked forward to our conversations.