Saturday, September 27, 2008


If you'll bear with me, this is a post about something unrelated to food. But someone related to me.

I attended a memorial service for my late Aunt Dorothy Sauber. She was a teacher, a writer, a listener, wife, mother, and one heck of a sarcastic lass with just the right clarity and realistic poignancy. Lung cancer claimed her life at age 61. A woman of the world who never stopped learning and traveling. Dorothy's life took her to 31 different countries, most of those with two little children in tow. Her service was so moving and touching it really struck a chord with me. I realized I wish for a few things:
-the eloquence to put words down on paper that jump up off the page.
-the desire to touch people, friends and family alike, so that I may leave a legacy as timeless as she.
-to go back in time and get to know Dorothy better. I found out only recently she had over 500 aprons-a collection that I've just started.
Along with the wishes I realized, a few other things occurred to me as I sat there. First, gosh am I going to be a complete mess when that's my mom. I want to read more, learn more, travel more. I want to live genuinely, love freely, and die nobly.

Right about now I'm really wishing for that eloquent pen, but as I've always said, you should embrace the things which you do not do well. It's a learned skill, and I have learned much today.

Thank you Dorothy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I met your Aunt in 1978, when we were both paralegals attending training in Chicago.We clicked instantly and though I lived in California, I visited her several times in Minn. She was an outstanding person and thirty years later, I still feel her presence.