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”