Friday, October 7, 2016

Messerschmitt Kabinenroller (Cabin Scooter)

In memory of Rhoda Emma Kruse.

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Rhoda not pictured. Photo from Hemmings.

Rhoda was a wonderful person, and the only one I'd ever met who had purchased a Messerschmitt Cabin Scooter new to use as a daily driver. She was afraid to drive, but figured she "could handle a car that small."

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Her obituary (below) was published in the January 19, 2013 edition of The San Diego Union-Tribune.
KRUSE, RHODA EMMA Aug. 8, 1929 to Nov. 19, 2012 Rhoda was born in Brooklyn, NY and attended Bethany College, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University. She was a ferocious reader from an early age and became a senior librarian with the City of San Diego and Carlsbad, as well as the San Diego County Office of Education. Her worldly travels added to her expertise and deep respect for other's cultures. From her early years and upbringing, her faith was always very important to her. In San Diego, she became involved with two different Christian churches, University Christian Church and Pacific Beach Christian Church. Her faith was strong despite her having to fight Alzheimer's. She will be greatly missed by her church families. She is survived by her sister Harriet Botta, of Toronto, Ontario Canada, along with several nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held at the University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue, 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to any local library branch in her memory.
I was lucky indeed to have known her.

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