1: Joyce Comfort

In this episode, you’ll hear a phone conversation I had with my mom’s good friend Joyce Comfort, who is 86, sharp, and full of good humor.

My mom and Joyce knew each other since their late teens, growing up in St. Joseph, Missouri, north of Kansas City. I always appreciated how Joyce would send cards and small gifts at the holidays for my family. After my mom died, I was looking for people who could fill in the blanks I had in the story about my mom. I found myself talking to Joyce fairly often and even traveling from San Francisco to the Midwest with my family to visit her.

 Joyce Sherman and Phyllis Utz, Maryville, MO, 1951.

Joyce Sherman and Phyllis Utz, Maryville, MO, 1951.