Buckle Up, Goddammit!
That's the Dear Friend & Conscience on the right in the photograph and a good friend of ours in the middle at a recital in which the DF&C and Jean, the woman on the left, danced.
Alas, Jean has done her last plie.
A stubborn sort, Jean always refused to wear a seat belt. She was on her way to tango lessons (yes, she loved to dance) when her Subaru Outback went off a road and went up an embankment. Because she did not buckle up, she was thrown from the car, which rolled over and crushed her.I'm a stubborn sort, too.
So I'll leave the tributes for this lady to others at the memorial service. My message will be short and to the point:
Buckle up, goddammit!