My mother died this morning at my sister’s home. She had been in declining health, but apparently had a massive heart attack and died quickly. Betsy and I had seen her (and Dad) on Thursday and I talked with her on the phone Saturday. She sounded very chipper and in good spirits. She had just had some ice cream before I called, which was her favorite snack.
The feature of Mom that most people commented on was her smile. When my parents moved to Tennessee, the children in their new neighborhood called her the “Smile Lady”.
Now she’s smiling in heaven — it must be a brighter place today.