January 31, 2013
Well, the month of January is over, and so officially is this year’s Living Legend program. Once again, you were extremely generous with your support of the program through your January shopping, and we will be sending our donation check off to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital next week.
The staff here at Stormy Kromer has really enjoyed getting to know Laura Mae Beaubien. So did Leslie Pugmire Hole, reporter at the Redmond Spokesman, a central Oregon newspaper. Her interview with Laura and family resulted in a few wonderful quotes that we’d like to share.
Leslie quotes Laura’s son Bob, who first considered nominating his father Harold.
“I started thinking about what had made my Dad strong and I realized it was my mother. She was always in his corner, she went to bat for him all the time. A 60-year marriage? People just don’t do that anymore.”
Laura continues to be humbled, and even a bit embarrassed about all the attention she’s received as our Living Legend, but still hopes her story is inspiring, even though (as she told us when she won), she didn’t win a war or anything.
“Families need to know there are good, one-day-at-a-time people still out there”, Laura said.
Yes, we sure do. And thanks Laura, for the legendary reminder.