Youth groups and young people’s class and Vacation Bible School kept busy in the 50’s and 60’s. Mary was at the center of it all, behind the piano and in front of the kids.
The loss of Susan Wesley brought sadness to our family. Mom felt her grief decades later but never lost her faith.
Mary is gone now but her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren continue to remember her and dad. Music, laughter and love continue to the new generations.
“Oh, dear” was one of mama’s favorite phrases.
10 Thornton kids and how they grew. Mary provides a model of love and some criticism.
Memories of Sunday dinners and holidays with a table surrounded by love. Laughter, community and good eating were standard fare at Mary’s table.
The makings of a memoir of my mother, Mary Scott Gash Thornton. Amazing pianist, much-loved wife and mother. Funny, poignant, insightful and tender moments with a woman I admire more than anyone.