Tuesday, November 19, 2013

GLORALEE

As we do in Texas like no other place...we combine words yet still draw them out in multiple syllables...
for example...
we turn you all into ya'll...but it takes just as long to say ya'll as it does you all...get it?

We do that with names too....so that Gloria Lee...becomes...Gloralee or the even quicker version..Glorlee

I will sure miss her.

She died Sunday at the age of 73.

Man...I just saw her in the grocery store which is where I almost always saw her...we both attended Lowes Grocery Market...often...

Gloralee could not have had a very easy life...for as long as I've known her...she cooked or waited tables at the local cowboy restaurant.  Her specialty was cheeseburgers, which she would say with the cutest lisp you have ever heard.

She made me laugh.  She made me happy.  She made me feel good.  She was good.

She was a person who just lived her life...every day...just living her life right where she lived it...no high expectations, no low expectations...just living life...doing what she did and in this day and time...I found her to be quite refreshing.  Honest.  Nice. Funny. Hardworking. Good.

Pure.Life.

I will sure miss her.  I didn't even know she was sick.


13 comments:

Karena Albert said...

It is an honor to know people like Gloralee. I can tell she made such an imprint on your life and many others.

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Marissa said...

Oh what a nice post. I am so sorry to hear about your friend may all the wonderful memories remain in your heart forever.

StagerLinda said...

Sorry for your loss of Gloralee. "They don't make 'em like that anymore." Cliche but so true. I know you made her day as much as she made yours. Thanks for sharing her story with us.

Lo veo y me gusta said...

Descanse en paz.
Besos

chateau chic said...

People like Glorialee are the rocks in our culture, people we come to depend on when we don't even realize it. Lovely post paying tribute to the value and difference her life made in her community and work.
Mary Alice

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And such is a life worth living...simple, funny, happy, kind, a life that leaves a huge impression no matter where you work or live.

PURA VIDA....yes. Thank you sweet friend for your visit! Anita

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

How lucky you were to have Gloralee in your life! You will always remember her and smile. xo

Heather - New House New Home said...

I love how you hold everyone so close to your heart. I bet Gloralee was feeling blessed to know you too.

Hugs

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Gloria Lee sounds like she was an amazing person. May she rest in peace...

Geneva said...

What an enduring tribute. Even though you didn't know she was sick I have a feeling she knew you cared about her. Blessings my friend!

Geneva said...

What an enduring tribute. Even though you didn't know she was sick I have a feeling she knew you cared about her. Blessings my friend!

HolleyGarden said...

People that we don't know all that well can still make such a large impact on our lives and the way we perceive life. I hope Gloralee (love the name!) knew that she touched you, but even if she didn't, she does now. Interesting to think that we may be impacting another person's life right now without us ever being aware of it.

Burlap Luxe said...

Its so beautiful when someone touches our hearts they way your friend did.
I am sure you would not have traded in that connection you had with Gloralee for anything, and I am sure she would not have traded you in for a farmhouse in Texas.

Thank you beautiful for taking the time to visit me and what I may inspire.

See you and your beauty soon.
Blessings

Dore