ODE TO A FRIEND

This is the first year since I was 12 that my friend and collaborator Joan Smith Grey did not wish me a happy birthday. In recent years I was so glad that my birthday was one week before hers. The arrival of some wonderful, fun package in the mail always reminded me it was time…

Our First Guest Blogger!

Rebecca Rodriguez is no stranger to IndexCardCure™. She’s been a loyal follower ever since she met Joan. Rebecca writes: When Joan started IndexCardCure several years ago she invited me to contribute material. I don’t recall if I told her a flat out “NO”, or if I said that I would think about it.  Nothing ever…

REFOCUSING

Ideas take shape:Together Joan and I organized and distilled down the goals for our original collaboration. Then Joan produced our first Index Card. Eight years later, with the help of Joan’s friend and my new collaborator Rebecca Rodriguez, I rediscovered it on our website. Together we are better! Joan checked all the boxes! As I…

A Fitting Tribute to a Remarkable Woman

The friends and the friends-who-are-relatives of Joan Smith Grey gathered at the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday to honor and celebrate an outstanding woman. The eulogies, the snapshot photo show, and the recording of Joan reading the Epilogue to her book accentuated some of Joan Grey’s many accomplishments. We revered Joan…

Joan S. Grey Lived a “Good Goodbye”

I can’t wrap my head around losing Joan Grey. Intellectually, I knew it was coming. I saw her a week ago, Thursday. I could tell she was fading. She told me so too. She knew she didn’t have long. She could feel her body shutting down. But to have her really go? Even after she…