|Boeing 707 Jet which was on the Inaugural Flight|
Today the world is a different place! It’s missing one of the greatest pioneers that have ever lived! In the last 98 years, Auntie has gone from…
- Horse and buggy on a ranch,
- To the glamour, glitz, and fanfare of a boyfriend on the Swedish Ski team at the 1960 Olympics,
- To traveling with famous movie stars, the world’s top CEOs, and other dignitaries on the first transcontinental jet flight,
- To a reserved spot with the first and most adventurous civilians heading to the moon
- To the center of attention in a book signing party that truly became her celebration of LIFE,
- To a room surrounded with plants, cards, photos, drawings, and heartfelt notes from so many of you.
Tuesday, Auntie ate ice cream ALL day. She had previously told us “you can’t go to heaven on an empty stomach!!” And there you have that. Last night as Auntie lay there with slower breathing and a visible calmness, the staff at the house and the on-call hospice nurse asked me about Auntie. I told them some stories. It was the perfect tribute, and I had the opportunity to share Auntie with a few more people. They LOVED it, and her!
I’m thinking we all need to eat ice cream and wear yellow and/or blue in Auntie’s honor. Don’t forget the flower in your hair, the matching fingernail polish, and outfit. Please send me your photos!! We’ll put them all up at the memorial. We have not yet planned that, but I promise to share when I know more.
Thanks for allowing me to share Auntie with you, and for taking the journey with us the last few weeks. You are all loved and appreciated. And she did what we all want… she lived life on HER terms, followed her own rules, and went out with class, grace, and style but only when she was good and ready. I will miss her very, very much.
Thank you dear friend and Margaret's niece Lorraine for sharing your love and expressions of tender caring.