# 171: Mary Anne Woodring, RIP mom

My mother, Mary Anne Browne Woodring, died last month, on Oct 3, 2019, when I was in KY.  I tell the story of her last day, and my first days without her.  Also, she speaks about black snakes, her ideas on marriage and being a doctor, and how she started doing triathlons.

4m: Alex Jarrett wins Ward 5 City Councilor position yesterday!  with 75% of the votes! he defeated the incumbent of the last 14 years.  He worked hard, knocked on every door in the ward at least once, went to a gazillion meetings and forums.

7m: Mary Anne Browne Woodring, Aug 5, 1931-Oct 3, 2019

20m: Jean Ritchie sings “Black Waters”

25m: black snakes in the bedroom!

27m: family grace; my mother is easy to please

30m: supportive things people did for me after she died

36m: cremation, ashes, John Prine sings “Please Don’t Bury Me”

39m: Cyndi Lauper sings “Time After Time”

44m: letter to a friend summarizing things

47m: Mary Anne tells about starting jogging around age 50 and eventually doing Ironman triathlons

51: Cyndi Lauper with “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”.  key line: “Some boys take a beautiful girl And hide her away from the rest of the world.  I want to be the one to walk in the sun”



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