Mom and I were born in Long Beach.

We love the ocean, the beach, the sand, and family celebrations.

Now we celebrate her life.

Here are a few pictures and stories to bring back the memories.

Told with Love, Jim



Momís life, like most of ours, is like a roller coaster, full of ups and downs, adventures and disappointments, triumphs and tragedies. Here you see the Cyclone Racer, a dual-track, racing wooden roller coaster. It was part of the Pike, an amusement park in Long Beach, California, near Momís first home. She rode it many times as we shall see.


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Helen Collins