This is Louise Berndt. She turned 90 this month and we drove out to Wakeeney Kansas this weekend to join with friends and family in celebrating her life.
It was a packed celebration. Filled with friends from through the years who have known her as a teacher, a neighbor, a co-worker, a grandmother, and so many have known her in her capacity as a volunteer.
In listening to the stories shared about Louise it was very clear that she has lived a big life. A life that even now is continuing to expand.
When she spoke about her life and the way she lived she said very simply "each day try to do the right thing". That seems a pretty good motto to live by. Glad I was there to hear her say it.
P.S. Janelle, clearly all the best of Louise is living on in you. Lucky us.