George and Stella always showed kindness to those less fortunate. They set an example for the entire family with their caring attitude toward others. Stella used to say "If you have a loaf of bread, and your neighbour has none, give him half a loaf", and she practised this in her daily life.
Of the family of eleven raised by George and Stella, eight paint or do crafts. Perhaps the other three do as well, but keep it a secret. Many of the grandchildren paint or are involved in other creative endeavours, such as jewellery making, crafts and music.
I hope that this story has helped the reader to know George and Stella better and to realize that they were once young and full of life and love. Although they are both gone now, they live on in their descendants; George with his love of people and travel, Stella with her delicate handiwork and love of home. They are missed by all whom they touched.
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