Our Last E-mail from Linda

To the EHS Class of ‘59

I want to add my personal Christmas greetings as well.  It has been years since I have seen most of you but the love and affection still lives on.

Sad to say I am “home-bound” with my case of lupus.  This is something I deal with now.

Please take care of yourselves.  Adore hearing from you at: 187 Riley Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Linda Smith


 The Funeral

  Kay Bible Perry and I went to Linda's beautiful service today.  It was a gorgeous spring day (although very cold) and as the service was held in Linda's beloved Wildwood Theatre for the Performing Arts, it couldn't have been more perfect.  

From what we understand, Linda planned this service......and it was truly moving and beautiful.  The first thing we saw and heard as we entered was a Dixieland Band and then as we went into Wildwood Theatre...we were greeted with a foyer filled with purple and white balloons......a nice tribute to EHS.  

As the ashes were scattered after the service....the band played across the pond and we all let our purple and white balloons loose into the sky and it was very moving.  The park where her ashes were scattered was named for Linda.

Linda has a lovely family.  Her elderly Mother was there in a wheelchair and her handsome two sons and their families were all present.  After the ceremony a beautifully displayed lunch was served and it was delicious.  Linda planned well for her friends and family.  Kay and I were very glad to have been able to go.

We should all be grateful for this beautiful day and that we are well enough to enjoy it.

                                                                  -- Judy Rogers Lisles