Friday, March 16, 2012
Vivian was only 18 months older than me, but believe she "looked after" me from the day I was born until she passed away so suddenly on March 15, 2008 at the age of 84. In fact, her influence is still very prevalent in many of the lives that she touched. . The number of people that told me of the positive influence she had on their lives was overwhelming at the time of her passing. When she started teaching school the fall after we graduated from Garland High School, the small monthly check was used for family expenses. Her car was "our" car and when 5 of us fellows visited Yellowstone National Park, we drove her car. But we were pretty good to her too. How else would she have been able to go to dances up at Dwight where she met Eddy had it not been for Don and I taking her along. Being a school teacher was the ideal profession for Vivian. "Being in Charge" came very easy for her. You can almost see that showing through on this picture even at the age of 5. We all miss her and appreciate what she did for each of us.