It may seem discouraging to have a remembrance of the recently passed meet you here every time you visit SpiritualHorseman.com. It’s not pleasant, but it’s necessary. I’ve been blessed by a vast array of beautiful people throughout my life and when one of those leaves this earthly life for their eternal home I owe you the pleasure of getting to know them. Even if it’s just a glimpse of what made them great.
Jane Ann “Jou Jou” Husbands was one of those great people. She died June 9, 2009. The obituary for Jou Jou can be found here. She was every bit of 5 feet 1 inch tall . . . maybe, but she was a firecracker. And the epitome of elegance. Not many women I know are capable of being a firecracker and elegant. Nowadays, there aren’t many capable of being either one. No one has the backbone it takes to stand for something and voice their opinion enough to be considered a firecracker. And elegance… forget it. Every one is too busy typing on their Blackberry/iPhone to even fake elegance, much less master the forgotten trait. Well, Jou Jou did.
Here’s to her plucky love for life, her passion for art and her singular ability to maintain her late husband, Hal. 😉 He was a towering man. He was the warden at the penitentiary in Huntsville and he looked the part. His compassion was heaven sent. But his discipline and intimidating stature kept the place in check. And then there was Jou Jou. The one place in his life where order was not up to him. She was his release, his rest from the structure of things, his authority (sometimes 😉 ), and now they’re together again. The husbands are a beautiful example for the world. God Bless You All.