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Joan (Joannie from Pringle)’s Story

Joan "Joannie from Pringle" Lewis

A more resilient woman you could not find.

Before mum died, your good deeds in her honor spanned 50 states and all 7 continents, even Antarctica!  Those stories kept her going. 

Now this baseball fan has 'rounded third' and made it home.  Thank you! for being part of "Joannie's World", where people wake up singing, and the cocoa is made from scratch. 

Before my mom was our mom she was "Joannie from Pringle".   A cheerleader with lots of boyfriends.  They called her 'Kid Dictionary' because she was smart.  She graduated high school at 16 and had 4 kids in 7 years.  

She's been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Can you do one small thing?

Mum has faced everything life has thrown at her--and it's thrown a lot--with grace and grit.  She will continue to do so.

Mum LOVES to get mail and she lives to help others.

So would you please:

Do something nice for someone this week
.  Buy someone coffee.  Send a check to a charity.  Bring home flowers.  Any little thing to bring someone joy or take care of a need.
(If they ask why, you can tell them Joannie from Pringle sent

Then tell her what you did.  She'd get SUCH a kick out of it.

Click here to post a note for Joan the GUESTBOOK section or

Click here to post a note on her Facebook page.

Many thanks,
Jacqueline Lewis

"Set a timer.  You can do anything for 15 minutes."
"Wash your face, you'll feel better."
"The complaint department is closed."
                              -- Johanna "Joannie from Pringle" Lewis

Latest Journal Update

October's Bright Blue Weather

I can hear her so clearly. Long before Facebook, Joan 'posted' daily, via her answering machine. No terse 'leave us a message' for Miss Joannie from Pringle. She'd hover over the phone, re-winding, perfecting a perky message according to whim or season:

"O SUNS and skies and clouds of June, 
And flowers of June together, 
Ye cannot rival for one hour 
October's bright blue weather"
Today: leave me a message on how YOU plan to enjoy "October's Bright Blue Weather!" (beeeeeeeep)"