I'm just back from Helen's lovely memorial service, and won't try to recount the glowing eulogies presented by a host of luminaries (among them both a current and a former U.S. Senator, some of her many, many spiritual children). Rather, I share the quote on the tiny blue spruce seedling in a tidy tube - one of which was handed to all of us as we left, which we were advised to "plant very soon" by the officiating pastor. This quote sums up Mrs. Boosalis' approach to life and public service:
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."
~ Nelson Henderson
"Plant very soon." Do not hesitate in doing good.
Cheers to my 250,000 strong family here in Lincoln, Nebraska, all of us "Helen's children" today. Let's all try and live up to it.
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