everything I am because you loved me
A. Field was born to Marvin and Marian Mohn in Reading, Pennsylvania.
She learned early in life what it is to raise children, being
the eldest of seven. After her high school graduation she married
and had three children of her own. She was a loving and devoted
mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
When her youngest child graduated from high school
she returned to the workplace. She became a member of the Coast
Guard Auxiliary. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, crafts, quilting,
and a good argument.
A strong interest in space and the unknown were
a part of her life. She always believed in the existence of extraterrestrial
life. She often said: "Someone is out there, and I would
like to be one of the first to meet them."
She hoped to live long enough to be able to travel
to the moon. She firmly believed that that would be an everyday
occurrence in the near future.
Jacqueline saw a TV program about Celestis while
in the hospital and decided she would like to make arrangements
to have her ashes flown in space.
To consider the Earth as the only populated
world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire
field of millet, only one grain will grow.
--Metrodorus, Greek philosopher, 4th century
Heaven and earth are large, yet in the whole of space they
are but as a small grain of rice . . . . How unreasonable it would
be to suppose that, besides the heaven and earth which we can
see, there are no other heavens and no other earths.
--Teng Mu, Chinese philosopher, 13th century