Today we held a going away party for Miss Higgins. She wanted us to call her “Kathy” but she always looked more like Queen Elizabeth to us.
She has a that wonderful accent that makes you want to drink tea. She moved to West Point in 1946 after meeting a special soldier in England. They produced our best friend, Carole, and opened a 5 & Dime which was our favorite haunt when we were kids. She is leaving us and we’re not happy.
Carole has convinced her to move to Austin, Texas where she and Don have made their home. So we let her go for a little while. The Class of 65 got together today and cried a lot, and reminded ourselves that Miss Higgins was the closest we ever came to royalty. What a fabulous lady. She told us stories about the Germans bombing England. She hid under a tree in her front yard and witnessed a piece of history.
We love you Miss Higgins. You are amazing and we hope we can channel some of your energy into our lives.