I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Proud to be one of Annie's kids

I just received word that family friend and town legend Annie Rogers passed away at age 104. What a legacy. She was the most loving soul, and considered everyone "her kids". She's one of my first memories as a toddler going into her store, Grand Bay Drugs, with my brother and mother, sitting in the shopping cart holding onto my Anne Murray album cover for dear life because it was my security blanket. Mrs. Rogers absolutely adored Layton and me and always stopped what she was doing to give us a big hug and kiss. Here is a video of her from ten years ago. I stood at that register with her countless times talking and reminiscing. She will be greatly missed!

We know how much you loved all of us, Mrs. Annie, and we sure loved you.
Rest in peace, my lifelong friend.