Charlotte Lee Malloy
September 14, 1973 - April 2, 1996.
To my beloved baby, things that I will remember for ever:
The fond memories of your first oreo cookies, which you
smeared over your entire tiny body, of the time you bounced so high
in your crib, that you landed on the floor with a thud.
I'll never forget carrying you around like a football in my arms,
showing you off to everybody. Changing your diapers, and getting
wet on. Feeding you strained beets, and having them spit out all
over my clean T-shirt and my glasses. . .
The memories of finding you in the cabinets under
the sink playing in the pots and pans at aunt Martha's.
The morning you got up early and 'fixed', your own breakfast
of raw link sausage and un-peeled cucumber from the refrigerator.
The sled rides down the school hill in Akron when you hit the parked car,
and ask if your tongue was still there.
You and Chuck hurtling down the sled hill,
totally out of control, squealing with joy!
Mom and I will always cherish in our hearts, the many home-made gifts
from you and Chuck, all still packed away for future reminiscing . . .
and now uncontrollable tears.
All the bowling trophies, and scouting trophies. All the camping trips
to Magadore. All the homemade birthday cards, and Christmas ornaments,
that we still used every year.
The glorious yet frustrating days of teaching shoe-tying, bicycle
riding, driving, and left from right, I know baby, you still had
problems with L/R the day your life so abruptly and senselessly ended.
All the scrapped knees and bruises, consoling over lost pets,
helping with homework . . . things my heart will never forget.
Charlotte was murdered on April 2, 1996.
We love you baby, and miss you more than words can even begin to say!
-- Mom, Dad, and Chuck