Once met never forgotten.
Touched the lives of many
Lived to help others
Inspired and enriched us all
A rare and magnificent jewel
Was able to accomplish so much in such a short life.
Esther, Alan, and Mac Robert
"Like glass marbles, I was formed by my fires."
Mona Daniella was quietly distinguished.
She was a person of exquisite sensitivity and sensibility.
Mona was truly outstanding and gifted with a towering mind and unquenchable thirst for learning coupled with an unending desire to do acts of kindness for those who needed help.
Lyrics of a waltz that Bill Evans, the famous Jazz pianist, wrote for his niece, who was like his daughter (Waltz for Debby)
"In her own sweet world,
Populated by dolls and stuffed animals
And a prince and a white little bear
Lives my favorite girl,
Unaware of the worried frowns
That we weary grown ups all wear
In the sun she dances to silent music,
Songs that are spun of gold
Somewhere in her little head
Then one day all too soon
She'll grow up and she'll leave her dolls
And her prince and her silly old bear
When she goes they will cry
As she whispers "Good-bye."
They will miss her I know...
But then so-will-I..."
Mona loved listening to Bill Evans' recordings while growing up.
The album with this song was deemed by the Library of Congress to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" and added to the United States National Recording Registry for the year 2009.