"My mother taught me right from wrong, a strong work ethic, and above all the importance of an education and to never to give up on your hopes and dreams," said Tonkiss, 72, who calls "¡Adelante!" a survival story. "... She gave me the belief that I could be whatever I wanted to be, as long as I applied myself, and she continues to be my inspiration. And I felt that this was her legacy."
- - Herald Community Newspapers, Joseph Kellard, November 02, 2006