I drove out to Old Waverly this morning and noticed for the first time the spectacular fall foliage. This year it seems more vivid than ever. But maybe I was just too busy to notice in previous years … or care about such signs along the roadway of life.
Now they seem so precious.
My trip to Waverly reminded me of a happier time a few short years ago when we were celebrating something or other. Today we are remembering,
Yesterday, our good friend Carole Higgins Morton celebrated the life of her beautiful daughter, Meredith, (at far right) who died two weeks ago and much too young – five days after her 35th birthday. She is pictured above with her sister Stephanie (left) her mother Carole and late grandmother, Kathy Higgins.
Meredith Morton Kluck passed away following a short, four month battle with melanoma cancer. She was among family and in the comfort of her home when she passed. Meredith was born in Austin, TX,graduated from Anderson High School in 1999 and in 2005,obtained a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from TexasTech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX.
Meredith – just like her parents, Don and Carole Morton, had a life-long love with Lake Travis. Her fondest memories as a child were spent on the family houseboat (which was also the place of much merry-making and mirth for the Marganitas – my little band of golden oldies.
Two years ago, friends introduced her to Christopher Kluck, who also grew up on the lakes and loved boating. The two married this past May. Today is a great day to take a walk in the woods and remember all those friends who have left us. In the woods on a fall day, they seem almost close enough to touch.