Tjosvold, Margaret W. (1918 - 2018) She was a savvy business woman but never read a financial statement. She hired lawyers but never read their legal documents. She gave us direction but was never bossy. She displayed all of her emotions but never raised her voice. She would wipe away our tears but never cried. She would give people kisses but didn't know their names. She cheered at sporting events but never knew the score. She had high standards but never complained. She was always worried about how to pay but never worried about how she would get paid. She was a comedian but never rehearsed a punchline. She was photogenic but never used a camera. She would forget your disability but remember your smile. She was always surprised when something bad happened but never surprised when something good happened. She never rushed you but always had somewhere to go. She loved cooking for a large party but wouldn't eat herself. She didn't like some foods but would enthusiastically announce that "you might like it". She reminded us to "take care" at the hospital but she was going into surgery. She had friends all over the world but she lived on the same block in Coon Rapids for 40 years. She would travel to the ends of the earth to see you but would be happy if you only sent a postcard. She told us we couldn't have everything but she gave us everything. Tonight have an E&J brandy for Margaret. One is good but two is even better. Celebration of Margaret's life will be held at Crooners Lounge & Supper Club on Thursday Dec. 20, 2018 at noon. All lives who have been touched by her are welcome.

Published on December 2, 2018

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