The Original Independent Woman
Here’s to the Original Independent Women— Dorthy Nichols.
Thank you for being a best friend and grandmother all in one.
Thank you for working hard to single handedly bring up 2 fine men that make the world a better place.
Because of you, I will work hard, complain less and accept the you I see in me.
I will unapologetically laugh for no reason at all.
I will be blonde for life.
I will talk about my digestive issues whenever I travel (so make sure there’s All Bran on hand)
I will love animals like they’re people and make room for them in bed.
I will talk to myself because its soothing and I love what I have to say.
I’ll be at peace with the fact that The Today Show’s anchors are my good friends.
Because I take after you, I’ll have faith that my butt will never get big.
And I embrace the fact I snore like a 400 pound man.
Whether real or imagined, I will go dancing until the day I die.
So here’s to red satin sheets, and Jean Night’s “Mr Big Stuff.”
Here’s to loving my father as much as I do and never saying a bad word about anyone.
Mimi, you’ll be missed. I know heaven is glad you finally made it so, have fun up there!