I Love You, Mom
A Memoir by Mary L. Elchert
I Love You Mom - By Mary L. Elchert


Written in 1970
Published in a hardcover book in 1972



Digital transcript and HTML pages prepared by Stephen J. Hartzell, a nephew of Mary L. Elchert
Proofreading of digital text by Becky S. Lang

Background Information
(Not part of the book)
  • Mary L. Elchert Obituary
  • Memories of Home - March 10, 1989
  • Thomas Harrison Hartzell, The Jolly Shoemaker & His Family (Mary's parents)


  • I Love You, Mom - Contents of the Book
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • LINER NOTES
  • DEDICATION
  • TO MY SISTER
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 1 - Things That Always Happen to Other People
  • CHAPTER 2 - A Thief in the Night
  • CHAPTER 3 - Moved from Fifth Floor to Third
  • CHAPTER 4 - Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary
  • CHAPTER 5 - Fran Returns From Cleveland
  • CHAPTER 6 - Tuesday Morning
  • CHAPTER 7 - The Day of the Funeral
  • CHAPTER 8 - How Does a Mother Adjust to Something Like This?
  • CENTER PICTURES
  • CHAPTER 9 - Do You Believe in Dreams?
  • A TRIBUTE TO MY PARENTS
  • CHAPTER 10 - My Memory Juke Box
  • CHAPTER 11 - Life Demands to Be Lived
  • CHAPTER 12 - New Home and End of War
  • CHAPTER 13 - Kids Will Be Kids
  • CHAPTER 14 - Everything I Have Is Yours
  • CHAPTER 15 - When I Grow Too Old to Dream
  • CHAPTER 16 - Wrong Side of the Sky
  • CHAPTER 17 - Mister Elchert' s Seven Sons
  • CHAPTER 18 - Life After Death
  • CHAPTER 19 - Scouting
  • EPILOGUE


  • Used by permission
    "I Love You, Mom" was © 1972 by Mary L. Elchert
    All applicable rights are reserved to her estate