Mildred's dream was to have a daughter. She lost three baby girls, all named Colette.
May 23, 1939 she had a healthy son whom she named Robert. Finally she had a child and was happy, but she still dreamed of having a daughter
Four years later on May 10, 1943 she had a baby girl she once again named Colette. Now the family was complete.
Mildred said so often that once Colette reached the age of twenty-five with a family of her own, she felt she was safe. But, her world was once again destroyed
when her son-in-law, Jeffrey MacDonald, whom she had come to love as her own, murdered her beloved daughter and two granddaughters.
Mildred endured a lot of headache in her life: the lost of four children, her two grandchildren from Colette, her first husband, and a bout with cancer. Through it all she remained strong, and with her second husband, Freddy Kassab, always by her side, they won the war, and brought the murderer to justice.