early musical training of children—she believed that music education should make a contribution to character building, home life, and society. My sisters played the violin, which she helped them learn by first teaching them to make violinlike instruments out of cigar boxes,
These remarks typify her talent for seeing things as she wanted them to be.
My mother didn’t much believe in doctors—I
Despite my parents’ interest in and support of her dancing, Flo never received from them the emotional support she needed while growing up. She had an especially difficult time with my mother, no doubt because of Mother’s inexperience with motherhood and her lack of interest in it.