Post 274: a year ago today…

Mom as a teenager.

Mom as a teenager.

Sallows Military Museum

The Sallows Military Museum originally was the bathhouse to the swimming pool where Mom taught hundreds, maybe thousands, to swim.

mom at swimming pool

The bath house at the new swimming pool is named for Mom.

Mom

Mom

One year ago today, this time in fact (a little after 4 AM), I received the call from the hospital in Scottsbluff notifying me that Mom had died in the night. I had the sad duty of calling my brother and sisters with the news. She was just a few weeks short of 99 years old. Her 100th birthday would have been February 24th this year.

Jean R. A. McKenzie Thomas, 02-24-14 ~ 01-05-13.