June day
Monday April 18th 2011, 9:41 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knit,Life

I’m putting in a picture of Parker; June loved babies and she was a friend to his great grandparents and all four of us grandparents.

There was an earthquake today, the 105th anniversary of the great San Francisco quake that ripped the entire San Andreas fault and was felt from Oregon to Los Angeles to Nevada, but this was only a 3.7 and I completely missed it. A baby quake. I had to laugh when I heard about it; that’s supposed to happen tomorrow, not today–tomorrow’s June’s memorial service and we had one during Al’s funeral. Can’t let Al beat her at this waving goodbye with the chandeliers stuff.

It took me the longest time to find this post–I couldn’t remember what pseudonym I’d used for her.  Jo.  I stole her photo with her new hairstyle from her memorial page.  For all the time I knew her before that, she wore it in a high bouffant which, in her later years, showed off her leopard-print hearing aids better.

An email went out today: June had always loved to wear a nice hat, and wouldn’t it be cool if we women all showed up wearing hats in her honor. Oh honey you bet.

June Darby, the first woman to get an MBA at Stanford, passed away two weeks ago, just shy of her 90th birthday. She is missed. And I am printing out that old post to give to her daughter, thinking of that bouffant white hair and that old, classic, muscle-car Mustang of hers and how she laughed and laughed at the doubletakes of the young men pulling up alongside her at the light who suddenly didn’t want to drag race after all.

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what a nice story. It certainly would be nice for everyone to wear hats for her. At John’s funeral all my spinning and knitting friends wore shawls. I felt it was such a tribute to me.All of the men John worked with wore their blue golf shirts as a tribute to him. (John worked at the Golf Club).That was a bright spot on a sad day.

Comment by pat Flores 04.19.11 @ 4:14 am

A good story. Yeah, I would wear a hat.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.19.11 @ 7:51 am

I love hats… and what fun June must have been! Sounds a bit like my Nana…

Comment by Channon 04.19.11 @ 8:34 am

Parker — the current version of Rodin’s The Thinker.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.19.11 @ 8:45 am

the hats seem really right — I’m thinking she would have loved that!

Comment by Bev 04.19.11 @ 8:51 am

I been June is having lots of fun. “So … do I get my own pair of wings now? I wonder how fast they can go …”

Comment by LauraN 04.19.11 @ 11:05 am

What a pistol!! I wish I had known her, thank you for giving me the next best thing. She and Faye would have gotten along great :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 04.19.11 @ 4:00 pm

I love hearing of women like June. They make good role models as I find the clock ticking steadily forward. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by twinsetellen 04.19.11 @ 7:04 pm

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