Marjorie Sims was an inspiration. At 90 she still managed her rental business, drove and came to the fitness center every day to swim. She always had a purse full of starlight mints that she would flip to whoever was on duty at the desk. She was also a poet and had a thick three ring binder full of her work that she would share with friends and family.
I’ve had a wonderful life and I’ve had a lot of fun
But now it is time for me to say goodbye
For eventually we all have to die
I’m leaving many relatives and friends behind
Whom I hope they all remember me
as being loving and kind
I have really enjoyed all of my many years
So, if you miss me don’t shed any tears
But know that just to meet you was a pleasure to me
And many fond memories there are sure to be
I know I have found a beautiful resting place
And someday we will all meet again face to face.
We all had a good laugh when she got her first traffic ticket at age 88 for speeding on the way to the beauty shop. Marjorie loved bluegrass music and a couple of weeks ago her and a friend headed for the small town of Oldfield for a jam session. While waiting in line for a piece of pie, she collapsed and died. The only thing that would have made a sweeter departure would be if she would have died while eating pie.
So it was even sadder news when family members were burgled while attending Marjorie’s funeral on Saturday morning. One of the family members security cameras recorded one of the suspects in the driveway. I’d heard of this happening but had never known anyone personally that it happend to. If you are looking for a way to pay respects to a family, consider the gift of your time to house sit while they attend the funeral.