Don't always get me down, despite what the Carpernters song said back in the 70's! However, I did have the honor to attend a "Celebration of Life" of my friends', Patty Lubin's Mom, "Mimi" (AKA Clara Carroll) who was laid to her final resting place today. At 88 years young, Mimi was a force to be reckoned with and was loved by all who came under her spell! She had wit, class and a streak of sarcasm she dispensed whenever she felt it was needed. I learned the art of canning tomatoes with Mimi (and with Patty and Marilyn Eichner), and she was always the boss of the day, chirping out instructions on what needed to be done throughout the entire process (like don't forget to add the fresh basil!). I will fondly look back on those late summer days of canning with Mimi. RIP!
BSoleille! The bright side of friendships through thick and thin, and I'm thankful for that!