To Rita Fox, my grandmother, who bore seven children and named one
Mary Constance Connolly, my mother, who bore seven children and named one
Mary Rita Leisz, that would be Me!
To Mary Leisz who bore eleven children, raised them on a farm
Named one Albert Paul Leisz, my father, who fathered seven children
And then left my mother to raise them on her own.
My husband never knew his biological father who disappeared
While his mother, Monica Hardy, birthed him, nursed him, and cared for him
Often on her own during WWII with bombs bursting in the English air.
To Robin Ray Scott, born May 3, 1978 and
To Katharine Anne Scott, born on Dec. 11, 1981 and
To their father, Raymon Scott, who was there for both births
And stayed to help me raise them!