As many of you may now know, the Sound Off Mom passed away last week. I wish that all of you could have met her. She was remarkable in so many respects.
Somehow she convinced four children to go to college and achieve, all the while making her children believe that college and achievement were her children’s idea, not Mom’s.
Looking back, that was the essence of Mom. She never urged or chastised or scorned. Around her, one just knew what was right. Her values were unshakable, and those values permeated all who were close to her.
Her great-granddaughter was born four days before she passed away. Thanks to modern technology, she had a picture of her grand-daughter and great grand-daughter next to her hospital bed. While she could, she showed anyone who came into the room that picture. She was so proud. That picture is now buried with her.
Thank you Mom for you. You will always live on in the hearts and minds of your children, and your grand children. And, I believe, anyone who had the pleasure of meeting you.