Today my mom would be 84 years old. This seems impossible to imagine, since she died when she was only 54. I think she would still be elegant and funny and smart and generous and kind and my biggest cheerleader. I know for a fact that she would still be needlepointng and caring for her ferns and futzing about the house to make it home and beautiful. She had the ability to walk into a room and make instant friends with everybody in it, and I remember her smile and her laugh and her beautiful skin, and I miss her every day.
So, Happy Birthday Vaceila Helen Loukos Rich. You left us too soon but will be in our hearts forever.