There’s an adage I’ve heard repeated many times that on their deathbed nobody ever wished they had spent more time at work. Well last week right after telling me from memory her Social Security number and less than 24 hours before her final breath, my Mom did just that.
“I so enjoyed my career at the Bureau of Labor Statistics,” she said. “I wish I had worked there longer.”
My Mom, an economist and librarian who died on New Year’s Day, was a nerd.
She might not have identified herself as such, but she was definitely a nerd.
This lady took no prisoners. Ideas and words were important to her. Mastering concepts, too. At her dinner table you had […]