Sunday, September 13, 2009

A True Lady

A dear friend of our family passed away yesterday. She bravely fought cancer for over a year.

Her name was Claudell, but I knew her as Lady. She and her family lived across the street from Michael's family. They have been neighbors for 35+ years. Lady and my mother in law share the exact same birth date, down to the year. When Michael was little I guess he had a hard time pronouncing her name because he started referring to her as Lady and it stuck. And she always referred to him as Michael George or just George. I honestly don't recall where George originated.

Lady was the kind of lady I aspire to be. She was who she was and made no pretenses about it. What you saw was truly what you got. She was down to earth and spoke her mind. She was sure of herself and kind. She was very funny and had a heart of gold. She made family a priority. She was a great Lady. And from what I can see she lived a great life, full of love and family and friends.

She will be sorely missed.

Her family is in our thoughts and prayers.

I truly feel blessed to have gotten the opportunity to know such a fine Lady.


Ann said...

How sorry for you and your family's loss..
Ann-Marie (James) Lindner

Cathi_in_TX said...

I'm so sad about this. I wish G and I could have made it down with Dallas. Would have loved to seen you!