Happy Happy Happy

… That’s what A’s sweet Mamaw’s been repeating since September. “Happy Happy Happy. I’m SO HAPPY!”

We lost her tonight to a swiftly growing brain tumor, discovered just over a month ago.

We saw her last weekend for her “Celebration”- a party she dreamed up on her own, right down to the music and balloon launch, when she learned about her cancer. When she addressed her crowd on Saturday, she said, “I just come here to LOVE somebody. And I just love you all SO GOOD!”

Yep, that pretty much says it.

We’ll miss Mary’s kooky stories, her open door, her kindness, her no-nonsense advice, her Christmas celebrations in March and her overall Mary-ness… if you knew her, you know.

Tonight, Bird said, “When Mamaw stops feeling sick, I want you guys to stop crying. Because I don’t want you to be sad.”


What a year.

Peace, Mary. We love you so good.



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