"Ginny's Closet"--she would love that! For several years, I went around with her on the 16th and 17th floors to talk to every single person about donating to the food drive. She seemed to know everyone and was friends with so many of them. Even the most reluctant couldn't quite say no to her, she could be very persuasive at times! :-)
I sat next to Ginny for almost 3 years at the SWRCB. She was the one that went down and brought me up to the 17th floor for my interview. She immediately put me at ease and made me laugh and became my friend. I thought of her as family --like my big sister at work. She taught me everything about my job and how to do it and called me out on it when I was slacking. She always went out of her way to stand up for me and those she cared about/loved. She was an awesome lady! She had such a energy and zest for life that she made you feel more positive just being around her.
The first thing I learned about Ginny is how much she loved her son, Joe. I never met Joe but I sure feel like I know him. I worked with Ginny for almost all the time Joe was in high school and I feel like I saw him grow up through Ginny's stories/pictures and phone conversations she had with him almost every day. She was a very involved mom that wanted the very best for her boy! She has taught me to enjoy my daughter and strive to be a better mom!
Ginny, you were one tough/funny/loving/energetic lady! I am grateful that I met you and had the opportunity to work with you and sit next to you for those years. I enjoyed our walks to the mall at lunch, our trips to get breakfast burritos in the mornings, and listening to your stories and jokes and just chatting.
I extend my deepest condolences to Joe, and the rest of Ginny's family.