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My 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
you.)

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,
J
Jacqueline Lewis
267.761.8944


"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

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Jacqueline Lewis posted a new journal entry, "Success".

MSNBC called Joan the "Patron Saint of Resilience" Now Success Magazine's February 2014 issue will cover how Joan's remarkable life and death.inspired the World Gratitude ... Read more

Jacqueline Lewis posted a new journal entry, "Leo turns 18".

Come Sunday, Joan's grandson Leo can vote, serve his country and get a tattoo.  This picture freezes their mutual admiration in time, but their connection  abides.To ... Read more

Jacqueline Lewis posted a new journal entry.

Thank you South African Talk Radio SAfm for giving us a chance to chat about our remarkable mother.Here's the interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzWwpCXwopk Read more

Jacqueline Lewis posted a new journal entry.

NBC News calls Joannie from Pringle the "Patron Saint of Resilience" We agree!   Here's the ... Read more

Jacqueline Lewis posted a new journal entry.

LiveScience opens the New Year with Joannie from Pringle-inspired tips to cultivate gratitude.  NBC News calls her a "Patron Saint for Resilience". She's ... Read more

Jacqueline Lewis posted a new journal entry.

Joan loved children.  She loved Connecticut. The terrible events in Newtown mark the first time since Mum's death I am glad she's gone.Still, Miss Joannie from Pringle ... Read more

Jacqueline Lewis posted a new journal entry.

With Thanksgiving around the corner we decided to create a Joannie from Pringle Kiva lending group on KIVA. Feel free to join us.These $25 micro-loans help people around ... Read more

Jacqueline Lewis posted a new journal entry.

Joan's granddaughter Amy cheered on the Broad Street runners yesterday. Besides cheer-leading,  we spent the weekend picnicking, laughing, dancing, wearing leis, in ... Read more

Jacqueline Lewis posted a new journal entry.

Parting is Such Sweet SorrowThe first time our mother died she was 27 years old.  Most of you reading this had not yet met her. Some of you, not even born.Had she not ... Read more

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