Remembering Erma

I never met her.   She was 95 when she passed and the oldest person on the island.  People both smile and frown when remembering her to me but her contribution is undeniable.  I teach in buildings she helped build and live in the wonderful Hornby community she helped shape.  She was here at a time when ordinary people leading simple lives accomplished uncommon things.  I know her daughters and I have heard some of the story of her life.  But wherever she is I am grateful she passed my way because she is a reminder that I better get busy writing my own story if it is going to be worth recounting one day.

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