Ivy Mae Wagstaff Quist
Last time I was in Salt Lake, I stopped by to chat with my cousin, John, and he related the following story:
Their family decided to take Ivy to the High School football game to watch Olivia dance during half-time. Ivy took great pride in her grandchildren. She had just been to her beautician and had her hair done, which she does faithfully every week. During the half-time event it began to rain, so John ran to the car to get an umbrella. Fearing her hairdo would be ruined, Ivy could not wait for John to return. She pulled from her purse a package of Depends panty liners, removed the disposable strips and began pasting them on her hair, in an attempt to protect her beautiful hairdo. John returned to a scene of hysteria. Ivy had captured the attention of the entire audience, panty liners covering her hair. The adults were laughing, and the teenagers were jockeying for position to get a photo with their cell phones. He apologized profusely to those around him, but they just laughed, saying they hadn't had that much fun in years.
Although I will miss Ivy, it was her time to go. And every time I think of her, I think I'm going to smile.