Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Painting a Picture of Mom
Her company was enjoyed by many because of her lively sense of humor something that her children benefited from and learned to develop at an early age. She encouraged it! She worked up to the age of 80 and her "boys" that she worked with were very important to her as they enjoyed her as well. Quite a statement for a company that was willing to keep an 80 year on their payroll.
She drove her 1990 Ford Escort up to the age of 93. It only had 35,000 on it. She missed that car when she recently had to give it up.
The most spectacular aspect that has left us all amazed was her mental agility even up to her last days. She was smart even though she would never label her self as being smart with finances, paperwork or math, but her street smarts were right on. Her ability to size up people was remarkable and 9 times out of 10 she was right on. I depended on her wisdom more times than I care to say.
I guess I am on my own now to fend for myself. But I have been trained well and the beneficiary of a very wise woman. She was an exception to the rule. I love you Mom and I will miss you till the end of my days. With love Paula.