Saying goodbye is the hardest part

When you write a book about WWll veterans who are in their 80’s and 90’s you know your time with them is limited, but it doesn’t make saying goodbye any easier.

Betty Schott died on July 5. She and her husband, Warren, survived Pearl Harbor together and their marriage spanned 76 years.

Betty 2Warren and Betty Schott appearing in the Armed Forces Lilac Parade in Spokane, May 2010.

In this week’s Spokesman Review column I say goodbye to Betty, one of the sweetest, wisest, kindest women I’ve ever known.

Her last words to me were, “I’m so proud of you, honey.”

You can read the column here.  Or here.

 

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One thought on “Saying goodbye is the hardest part

  1. Cindy, your tribute to the Schott’s is very touching and heart rendering. I am also touched as having read your book through several times, the folks in your book are very real to me. My condolences to the Schott family, and peace knowing that Warren and Betty are now reunited again.

    Kandi Johnson

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