The past few days, I have been seeing on TV the story of the woman whose husband was put into a nursing home with COVID-19. In order for her to be close to him, she got a job doing dishes at that nursing home. This is not the first time that this has taken place.

Many years ago, a woman in Tarkio, Dema Riggins, got a job in the laundry room of the nursing home where her husband, Levi Riggins, was residing, in order to be close to him until he passed. Dema was one of the greatest women I ever knew. This is only one of the great acts she was known to do; another real hero. I still love and miss you, Dema!

Joy Jackson