Julie Stalmer 11:30 a.m., Oct. 1
Gerstler wrote an advice column for the Reader in 2000-2002 under the name of Aunt Trudy.
Sept. 28, 2000, page 16 Ask Aunt Trudy
June 21, 2001 page 24 Ask Aunt Trudy
July 26, 2001, page 24 Ask Aunt Trudy
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The woman we never forget.
"Careful, Ma; don't spill your soup," I warned. "First time you spill, that's it — you're going to the home.” Mom's reply was immediate. "I know. I've picked out what I want to take with me."