Mickie Newdorf (August 8, 1929 – February 25, 2017)
My Mom was beautiful, intelligent, stylish, determined, and a successful business woman. From her I learned to follow my own path, not one prescribed by others.
But, as many of you know, we had a difficult relationship. Being Mickie’s daughter (or son) was not always easy. Over the last nine years,however, as her dementia worsened, Mom’s hard edges slipped away, leaving simply a sweet, little old lady.
Mom, I loved you, and even with all the difficult times, I always knew you loved me too.
P.S. You can read a modified version of the eulogy I read at her funeral here.