By Laura Geiger
My Mama, May Melton, was a true Southern lady. She exuded faith, beauty, grace, kindness, courage, spirit and love. When she left this mortal earth at 91, she had taught me how to live and also how to die.
Most in life, she loved and cherished my Daddy. For 69 years they were true to the vows they took June 30, 1943 before they passed under the crossed sabers in their full military wedding at Fort Riley, Kansas. When the love of her life died 19 months ago, Mama covered the enormous hole in her heart and showed us how to bravely ‘carry on’ just as he had instructed me to do.
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