reflects here on a sad experience involving her son Sean and their family dog. She recalled:
"Our dog, Merry, who was the last Xmas present from John to Sean just disappeared from our farm house. We didn't know what happened. We kept thinking 'What could have happened?!' Sean and I never discussed it. It was just too painful.
Sometime after, Sean got a new dog so I thought he had forgotten about Merry. But one day 10 years later, Sean and I were looking at old family photos and there was Merry... looking so good, just as she used to. Tears rolled down from Sean's eyes, though he didn't say anything. Merry is still in our hearts."