|Agnes at the Capitola Beach house|
after dinner in 2013
Agnes had gotten dressed for dinner. She was wearing a purple outfit and a necklace to match. She put on some lipstick and had the dinner menu and a teabag in her pocket. She was getting ready to go to the dining room at the assisted living facility. My sister-in-law Kim found her a few hours later, lying on her back on the bathroom floor. Kim had gone over to put her mom to bed as she has done most nights for the past few years. But on Saturday night, Agnes' 98 years on the planet had come to a sudden end. So we bid a sad farewell to a truly lovely woman. We also say thank you for showing us what it is like to have such vitality and presence long into old age, for always having a ready smile and a twinkle in your eyes, and for enjoying life until the very last moment.
PS-- Agnes was 96 years old in this photo!