Monday, February 22, 2010

A Long and Good Life

This has nothing to do with ERISA, but it’s my damn blawg and she deserves a mention by her son.

My mom passed away yesterday morning, very peacefully and without apparent suffering. 88 years old. Raised four kids on her own well before such a thing was commonplace. Did a great job. Never let us down although we let her down many times. Taught kindergarten for about 35 years, in a school populated by disadvantaged kids who benefitted greatly by her work. And then had to come home each day and deal with the likes of me. Worked very hard for many years to provide her kids with a shot at an education and a decent life.

Jane Eden Johnston, 1922 - 2010.

She’ll be missed. Very, very much.

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