Dear Laurie, Kathleen, and big brothers,
I am deeply saddened that your dad has left this Earth because he provided needed care to so many. I am proud to read his obituary and be reminded that I was among - if not -your first friends beginning in 1958 when our backyards abutted in Tarrytown. It was the beginning of some magical years!
I love remembering how your parents set an example for me early on when I observed they did daily morning exercises in their bedroom! GREAT HEALTH HABITS
I love remembering how your older brothers were a constant 'threat' - haha - as I was the oldest in my family and had no older brother. :0
I love remembering how I would come over and clean your room in exchange for music lessons and how I was so in awe of those composer busts you earned from your piano teacher.
I loved those woods surrounding your house on Forest Trail where we would hide and play Indians. (Never cowboys, of course!)
I didn't especially love that your dad was so quiet and stern, but mine was too…and somehow we endured…and also marveled at it. A deep inner strength that spoke to us way before we could understand its significance.
As I grew older and became a nurse, I fully learned to appreciate your dad's medical expertise and commitment to his profession. I was supposed to go to Nigeria with him the summer of 1978, but I was a newlywed and decided not to…unfortunately. What a treasure that experience would have been.
Unfortunately, I learned only today of your dad's passing or else I would be up there for the Austin visitation. (I live in Houston right now.) If there is any way I can make it to Lubbock Weds, I will….but regardless, please know I will be there in prayer and spirit.
Sincerely, Nancy McMillan Higgs