My mother, Claudia Louise Tarver, who we all came to refer to as Mabes, would have been one hundred years old today. She was an incredible woman, and I miss her earthly presence every day.
The Covid-19 pandemic is causing us to retreat to our cocoons as we try to stay safe and “bend the curve” of the viruses’ spread. It is also providing us the opportunity to think and reflect on the lessons we may be able to take away from this experience. One of the most prominent lessons reverberating inside my head is one I found quite awhile ago in a book called Quality is Free.
When I heard last week that my friend Brenda Perryman was hospitalized with the Coronavirus, I was concerned, but not fearful. Unfortunately, last night Brenda succumbed to the Coronavirus.
After roughly 15 years of gradually increasing aggravation and decreasing mobility, I checked into Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan and had my right hip completely replaced. The new family “member” (structural member, for you engineers out there) is now firmly in place.