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Doing the Best With What You Have

campg Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 11:41 AM
True to your core beliefs and values once again you inspire the best in us all. Your Namesake is certainly an unsung hero. What a Legacy she has in her daughters!! She has given the world more than an a math education that's for sure. Thank you, Jackie, you are in our prayers.

One of my mother's favorite sayings is to do the best you can with what you have at the time.

She should know.

She was the first in her family to go to college, graduating from Auburn University in three years. She taught high school mathematics at a time when few math teachers were women. As a single mother of two adolescent girls, she encouraged us both through college.

While I was in high school, she dealt with her own mother's failing health. On weekends, she drove two hours each way in Georgia from Carrollton to Columbus to...