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Dancing in Heaven

A SISTER’S MEMOIR



Christine M Grote


Published by Grote Ink at Smashwords

Copyright 2011 by Christine M Grote.

This book is available in print at most online retailers.




To my mother,

the strongest woman I have ever known





ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


Amazing Grace by John Newton was one of my sister Annie’s favorite church songs. It was played at her funeral at the request of our mother. I am grateful to be able to include the lyrics here.

I would like to thank my readers and editors:

My mother who was brave enough to read this even while still mourning.

My husband Mark who encouraged me to continue.

My good friends and early readers Marcia Kluesener and Cathy Steinriede.

Carolyn Walker, workshop mentor, college professor, and memoirist, who edited the early draft of Dancing in Heaven and helped to shape the final story. She read and commented with wisdom, sensitivity and compassion, for which I will be eternally grateful.

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