Reputation Matters, Forbes, May 26, 2011

My Aunt June loved sparkly things.

She loved to wear glittery jewelry, tiaras in her bright blond hair, and sequins.  In fact, Junie WAS a bright and glimmering jewel, and she brought sparkle into all our lives, right up to the end of hers.

But that was only the tip of her story.

Anyone named Olive June Black (because, by the way, her mother loved black olives and the baby was born in June), had to be an original! And Junie was a true original, in every sense of the word.

She died this Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 in her sleep in Cleveland Ohio.  This column  is taken from her eulogy, which I delivered yesterday at her funeral. […read more]