Below is a note from Tim Barker, Susan's son. It was left on the message board on February 4th. I just noticed it tonight,so I'm assuming since it was back within past pages of the message board that some of you may have missed it also. It is a very nice note, and very generous and kind of him to acknowledge the discussion about Florence... See below...
Florence was not a welcome guest in my mother's house.
My Grandmother usually stood in and made requests for financial assistance on Florence's behalf. Most were denied. I recall Florence coming to a location where I was working in Los Angeles in 1964 with her daughter. I was extremely embarrassed by Florence's behavior. She insisted that I convey a messages to my mother about her dire state of affairs. She also made a point of stalking me at the LA Courthouse during my first divorce
Looking back, I now realize that Florence, as well as my mother and her brother Wally came from a severely distressed family - emotionally distant and chaotic.
I am saddened by her passing as I have only learned of it by coming to this page. It is my hope that all three are now at peace with themselves and one another.
Ginger...I'm so happy to see this note from Timothy.
Like I had mentioned, a long time ago, I didn't like the way the book "RED" looked at this whole situation between mother and two daughters. That book seemed to show Susan as a non-caring and cruel sister to Florence, which I really felt was wrong. It seems that Susan had very good reasons for keeping a distance between Florence.