My mother-in-law Alice passed from this world yesterday morning. She was one day over 98. Alice was an amazing woman. She preferred to stay positive, dwelling on the good rather than the bad in life.
Alice was well-educated for her time, having a master's degree in botany. Although she didn't work in that field long, she always enjoyed the natural world. She knew a lot about wildflowers and other wild things and was happy to share her knowledge.
An ESL teacher at her church until she was 96, Alice counted many international students as her friends. She taught the beginning class and brought many students from illiteracy to being successful at reading and writing in English.
Although Alice was born in Richmond, she was fond of her home in Raleigh and lived there on her own until her 97th year.
There are many more things to say about her, and many stories to be told, but know that Alice will be missed by her family and her friends. May we all follow her example, and dwell on the positive in all our lives.