Margaret. I'm sorry you have left this earth, and glad you've gone to heaven now. You've been a remarkeable friend, and here's what I have loved about you.
First, you were really smart, and had such a broad world view. You could talk about anything. You were interested in all of life around you.
Second, I greatly admired you for being so endlessly supportive of and faithful to your husband, your children and their families, your students, and your friends - and you put them all in that order of priority - very sensible.
Your were a truly generous person in every way.
On top of that, you were full of joy. I loved the way you laughed so easily. Your delight showed in your whole being - the wide grin - the rounded pink cheeks - eyes crinkled up and sparkling. You would clasp your hands to your chest and shake with laughter.
Oh Margaret, I will remember you always.