Here are Our Goodbyes that we would typically say to one another.
Me: I love your face off, Lady.
Lady: I love you too.
Me: I love you more.
Lady: I don’t see how that is possible.
Till we see each other again. I love your face off, Lady.
July 13, 1934 – October 1, 2017
Forever my mentor. She is forever my best friend. Forever my person.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of her and miss her. Just the other day, I told my son-in-law that he needed to call her. She could get stains out like magic. Sigh. I miss her. My Lady was my mentor, my best friend, my confidante, and my encourager. There will never be another person like her.
Honestly, there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her. I found myself telling my kids her sayings and repeating so much of what she said to me. She was loved by so many and treasured in our community. What a human. Loved her husband, Jerome, so very much. Oh, how she loved her boys and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An inspiration.