"Senator" Janet Johnson, better known as
Senator JB Johnson, mom, sister, wife, grandma, aunt, and
grew up in the Bronx New York; there she met a man named
Sandy, moved to Minnesota, and had 2 wonderful daughters.
Unfortunately, it didnt work out, and they
separated. Well, fortunate for my life
Im Janets son, Erik, from her second marriage
to my father, Dennis Odin Johnson, in 1975.
And this is my
story of my moms life; well as best I know it.
It takes a lot
out of me to write about my mother. I guess you could say
that Im still speechless about her tragic death.
Being an only
younger child from both of my parents second
marriages, the one thing that I was always afraid of was
loosing one of them too young in my life, but I guess it
might have prepared me for the loss in some way. Some
people say that when you are so afraid of something bad
happening you dwell on it constantly, infecting
everything that you do throughout the day, and then you
come to find that the worst has happened, and you start
to wonder what to believe in anymore. I guess I may have
lost a little faith on the way.
all a little mad that this happened, maybe were all
a little confused as to why this happened, and maybe
were even a little scared to go on in life without
her. But we have to look back and remember the great
times that we shared with her, and the feeling we might
get, just knowing that somewhere in all of us there is a
little piece of Janet. Pushing us to the limit, as she
did, and accomplishing our goals as successfully as she
had hoped everyone could.
I would hope that
making this web site would help all of us to look at the
time we spent with her, and remember how great it was.
Not how sad we are about her death, and thinking about
Janet not being in our lives. Maybe we will learn a
little something from Janets life, I know I have.
So I encourage
you all to e-mail or write to me with your personal
stories of my mother that you would like to have added to
this site. Making this a wonderful site we can look back
on about the beautiful memories in the life of Senator
Janet B. Johnson.
Here's me, helping plant 1200
white pines in Tettegouche National Park with the Sierra
in honor of my mom & Willard Munger
here for more info
site is an on-going "project", and I probably
won't ever stop adding to it, so please check back as it
is developed and items are added.
you have any info or pictures that you would like me to
submit to this site
Send them to Erik at -
or send a copy of them to -
37955 Bridge Road
North Branch, MN 55056