Auntie Carol (that is how I always referred to her) was a true friend that you could confide your deepest secrets to and know that she would never share them with anyone else.
Auntie Carol was not monetarily rich, but she was rich with love and compassion for those she cared about. You could talk to her about anything, she would listen, shake her head, then give you her unabridged opinion. Sometimes, you got a slap of reality. There wasn‚Äôt ‚ÄúOh you poor thing‚Äù, instead it was ‚ÄúPUT on your big girl panties and deal with it‚Äù. She would have suggestions to help you, but if it was pity you wanted, you came to the wrong place. She was a straight shooter, truthful, loving, strong and truly concerned with those she loved.
Ever year from 1972 until 2018, I would receive a birthday postcard from her. She never forgot to make my day special. I know some people would say ‚ÄúOh Boy a postcard‚Äù, but to me it was a birthday wish filled with love and friendship.
Well my friend, you are now with family and friends that passed before you. I hope in the true BEYER tradition you party hardy. Laugh, dance and sing and remember, we will join you some day. Rest well my friend knowing you are loved and missed and will never be forgotten.
Love to you and condolences and love to your family,