Many if not most of M-M-M-My Pomona's readers know Ms. Lois, beloved children's librarian at the Pomona Public Library (don't forget to vote!) and storyteller extraordinaire.
Alas, Ms. Lois's mother passed away on Saturday morning. She would have been 93 in February. If you spent much time talking to Ms. Lois, you knew her mom, who must have been as big a character and as warmhearted as Lois herself, and you probably also heard stories about her mom's twin brother back in Nebraska. If I remember correctly (Lois, correct me if I'm wrong), Mom had been living with Lois for some years now, and I can only imagine that it was a cozy, cheerful household.
Lois needs as many hugs as she can get right now; imagine losing your mother and roommate all at once, to say nothing of career chaos earlier in the year. Please hold Lois in the light (as the Quakers say), and if you see her around town, give her two hugs -- one for yourself, and one for me.
Me, I'm raising a glass in snowy New York, in memory of Lois's mother and the stories Lois would tell about her over a glass of red wine at dba256.