In honor of Annie/HeatherBLocklear
Here are two ways we can memorialize Annette Olsen-Fazi, whose screenname is HeatherBLocklear, signed "Annie", "Annie Camel Tail", "Annie Young & Gorgeous":
SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The Annette Olsen-Fazi Memorial Scholarship fund at TAMIU (Texas A&M International University) will accept credit card donations or checks. Within that fund, you can identify your gift as coming from the "Elephant Sisters" and your name will be recorded as well. Thanks to Ms. Candy Hein at TAMIU for setting this up. For credit card gifts you can phone: 956.326.2175. To mail a check, you can print out the University's Gift Transmittal form (halfway down this page: http://www.tamiu.edu/adminis/vpia/forms.shtml) , and mail it with a check to : TAMIU - Office for Institutional Advancement, 5201 University Blvd., KL-261, Laredo, TX 78041-1900.
ROSES: The Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church (where the service will be held) referred me to their local florist who has access to the church and can handle our orders:
Small Favors Florist: 866-460-3995 or 830-964-3989.
They will accept orders for single roses, to be put in vase(s) with card(s) saying "With love from sisters on BCO Discussion Boards" -- also listing individual names/screen names. Because it is so close to Valentine's Day (service is on Sunday Feb 15), they asked if mixed colors would be okay. Personally, I think that will be beautiful. They can accept orders through Friday, but I think the sooner the better. I spoke to both Susan, the owner of the shop, and Crystal, who were both incredibly sweet.
Annie had such love and devotion for her students, for teaching, for her profession...
(words fail me, I miss her so)
..but I do think contributions to a scholarship fund in her name will be memorial that means most to her.
Thank you all, and especially whoopsiedoodles and yellowrose,
P.S. I am posting here just to let everyone know. There are already two threads with thoughts of Annie that her daughter is visiting, so please consider this one just an announcement, and I encourage you to post your thoughts of Annie on one of these earlier threads: