Saturday, May 28, 2016

Farewell, dear woman

We used to laugh about how much my mother in law (MIL) loved her "buttah" with her "lobstah".

Or how she would tell the same stories about her friends from her childhood.

Or how she would say "We thought about moving to Cahn-card when we moved back from Colorado, but it's so swampy and 'they'* had lost several children in the swamps..."

Or how she told the story of when Van Johnson was in Boston once and dining at the same restaurant she and friend were eating at, and the movie came over to compliment her on her hair.

You couldn't help but love her.  She was an amazing woman, with an infinite capacity to love and accept everyone she met.

She was also a woman who stood by you.  Through thick and thin.

And she was also ardent supporter of LGBT rights and equality.

At her core though, was her faith in humanity, in facts and in everyone around her.

I will miss her.

And, as I keep telling myself, a lady knows when leave and leave others wishing that she had stayed longer.

*We never did find out who "they" were.


  1. Top drawer ladies like her a passing breed. Sorry to hear of the families loss.

  2. my condolences, cookie; I can tell how much you loved her.

  3. Sorry to hear about your loss.
    She sounds like a gem, a rare breed, and you are probably better having known her, and she, you.