Thursday, April 20, 2006

This has been a time for passages
WYNONA MAE (SUE) SMITH, 67 years., passed away peacefully on April 13 in her home surrounded by family and friends knowing that she was bathed in the warmth of their love. Sue was born in Lynchburg Virginia the oldest child of Carl and Myrtle Musgrove. Sue was an enthusiast of the written word, classical music, the arts, a fine cup of coffee and all that is beautiful and sublime. Sue, a long time employee of the Blue Hand and Constantino Antiques, was known for her interest in ethnic arts and antiques, an exceptional cook, host and most importantly a great friend and loving mother. Sue is survived by daughters Amy Dudley Smith and Sarah Atchley, son in-law Jim, brother Butch and wife Maggie, brother Jimmy and wife Lois and Tim and Nina Smith. She is also survived by family not of relation but of her heart Ruby, Dorothy, Wendy, Mary Lou, Daniel and many other caregivers, hospice workers and friends who returned the love that Sue let flow from her heart like an unending river. A celebration of Sue's life will occur at 4:30 pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2006 in the back yard she loved so dearly. In lieu of floral tributes the family suggest donations be made to or in Sue Smith's memory.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/16/2006.
I managed to dose up against my violent allergy attack to make it to the celebration of Sue's life thanks to generic Claritan from my step mother. I gave direction to Dad and Jean and we picked up Pat. After getting back I had to help Pat remove her stuff from the remains of her car which just died. I then managed to get home before crashing and sleeping like the dead.

Sue was a great lady. Raising two beautiful daughters on her own. There was a comment at her celebration that she taught them Shakespeare and classical music instead of sports and cooking and that may have turned them liberal. Is conservative and liberal determined by what you learned in childhood? Probably. Several times I have realized I would not have liked conservatives when they were kids either.

Allison Cook cuts some Banana fronds & funeral biscuits over the death of a long-time cat companion.

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