“No particular accomplishments but she had lots of friends and loads of fun/See Ya!”—Freddie Webb, 92
I love that the hilarious, colorful Freddie Webb wrote this about herself, for her own obituary. And I also love that Dunedin, Florida, residents organized a golf cart parade in her honor, a couple weeks after she died on June 27.
The carts were decorated with an array of bright, shiny ornaments and stuffed animals, and the drivers wore quirky orange hats, like she had.
"Lots of friends and loads of fun." As I previously mentioned, I didn't personally know her, yet she inspired me to write about her (twice now) because her big smile, friendly wave, and perfect uniqueness—her utter authenticity—brought me joy. And spreading joy while reminding people through example to just be themselves is one hell of an accomplishment, Freddie.
You can read the Tampa Bay Times article about her tribute parade here. [Photo courtesy of Barbara Ferguson Carrier via the Tampa Bay Times]
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