Cohee Inspired Me
When I was 13 we moved into a new home in Albuquerque, that meant new school, new friends, new neighborhood, new everything, The lady across the street was named Cohee. Cohee was married, in her 50s and she worked full time. For some reason beyond me, she took interest in a tall skinny awkward little girl too shy to even say her own name. As we got to know each other, I would spend time over at her house; she always took time to encourage me . Since I was taller than most of my classmates, I would hunch my shoulders to make myself appear smaller. I didnt realize I was doing this until she gently placed the palm of her hand in my middle back and told me to stand up straight and hold my head up. She told me I was pretty and to be confident when I stand or walk. I was so grateful she took an interest in an awkward little girl. Today Cohee is 99 and I am 62. We are still friends. She was and is an amazing and wonderful lady.