A beautiful young woman
I never knew that my mom was popular.
I knew that she had a gorgeous smile,
an outgoing personality and had
She’s been gone now for 20 years;
we lost her to colon cancer that vicious silent
killer that sneaks in without you knowing.
Oh how the years fly by. One lonely day
I looked through her college yearbooks and
was I surprised to find tidbits
about mom that I never knew before.
From her autobiography she wrote,
“I graduated from Albion State Normal School
with a two-year teaching certificate as a primary
specialist and music minor.
I was part of the Little Theatre group
and was in “The Burglar”.
I belonged to Rho Sigma Phi 2, Art Club 2,
WAA (Women’s Athletic Association)
and Mu Omega Omicron 1-2.
There were only two people from Elba in 1939;
I was one and Bessie Darrington was the other.”