Mahota Walker Salerno left this world in the early morning hours of December 20, after a well fought battle with a despicable and horrific illness that robbed her of one of her greatest attributes- her mind. It was unable to steal her great ability to love however, and her presence has left a lasting impression on many. Her calling hours will be held at the Baris Funeral Home 5-9pm Wednesday December 22, Funeral Service at the Rose Methodist Church on School Street 10am Thursday December 23.
While going through her papers I found the following poem she had copied down from somewhere:
I shall pass through this life but once.
Any good, therefore, that I can do-
or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature,
let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again. --Etienne de Grellet
If you have a story or memory of my Grandmother please feel free to shareJ
as you know, Mahota is the reason I am who I am. For the short time I was around her, she showed me so much, it is hard to explain. The lessons of life she taught me, is why I am who I am. Her strength, still leads me through every day. I wish there was a way for me to return that strength to her now, to give her a short period of peace. My heart will never forget all she has done for me, and let everyone know, my prayers and love go out to "all of you".