SCRIVENER – Mildred K. “Midge”
Born in Virginia in 1929, died in Virginia August 5, 2021. It took a year of missing her and reflecting on her amazing life to finally put in print! Midge passed away in her own bed, her hand held by Becca, the best daughter a mom could ever wish for. Midge, orphaned at a very young age, was fostered out to many farm families in rural Virginia, until “Polly”, a single social worker at the time, adopted her. Mom always said, “Next to husband Wally, Polly was the best thing that ever happened to me.” Midge and Wally met at college and after marrying, moved to Buffalo, raising three children, Jeff, Becca, and Pam in good old Orchard Park. They were season ticket holders at the Ol’ Rock Pile. Ever the teacher, Midge filled in as a substitute teacher in the Orchard Park High School, ending pupils with the southern accent she never lost! She worked with the young-ins at the Methodist Church Nursery School, then on to years of working in the “activities field” with the elderly, enriching the lives of older folks with a loving, caring spirit. After losing Wally in 1979, Midge left the beloved “Home of the Buffalo Bills”, and moved back to Virginia, never looking back. (Never did embrace snow!) You can take the girl out of the South, but not the South out of the girl!! Retirement found Midge traveling the world with good friends, (always sending post cards!) cutting the rug at the Moose Lodge, and loving on her grandchildren. The Matriarch of our family leaves three children, seven grandchildren, and five great-grans that will all try their best to keep alive her spirit, and spitfire wit. “Kiss My Grits” and “Oh Dear, Bread and Beer, if I was Dead, I wouldn’t be Here” still echo with us Mom. Love You, Hug You, Kiss You, Miss You!
Published by Buffalo News on Aug. 6, 2022.
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