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09.03.2020 Feature Article

Godspeed Margie Dearest - A Tribute To A Departed Friend

Godspeed Margie Dearest - A Tribute To A Departed Friend
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Margaret “Margie” Krauser Doolin (February 5, 1952 ~ March 6, 2020), was an extraordinary woman, whose sense of adventure and open-mindedness, enabled her to develop a wide network of friends, which was global in reach and cosmopolitan in nature. She was truly a citizen of the world - and was well-traveled.

It is not surprising that she rose high in the business world's C-Suit. Her open-mindedness enabled her to get on with and make friends regardless of skin hue, political leanings, or religious faith. What mattered to her was that the person was a good fellow human being.

Margie's non-judgemental nature meant that she was completely free of the stereotyping that limits the worldview of so many members of our biosphere's one human race - enabling her to build her own bridges that made possible her ability to cross safely the many societal barriers that keep people apart.

Her love of astronomy was borne out of her curiosity about the universe - and while in Ghana on a short visit, Margie was constantly struck by how clearly she could see the stars in the night sky here. Many such sky-watching nights occurred on evening walks that took in the Weija wetlands and ended up ruminating on the white sands of the Panbros saltponds works' beach, gazing at the strong waves coming in from across the Atlantic Ocean.

Margie's love of nature and zest for being out in the great outdoors led to a day's trip to Ghana's Central Region, where she was able to traverse the famous forest canopy walkway, in the Kakum National Park. Prior to that we had been to the Elmina Castle to give her the opportunity to see what once upon a time had been an important and secure slave-holding prison, and departure point, for the Atlantic slave trade ships.

We send our deepest condolences to Margie's surviving family members and her closest friends. We mourn with them and share their loss - and our thoughts and prayers are with them. We thank Margie for her love, wisdom and friendship. May her gentle soul rest in peace. We shall doubtless meet again one day - when we too undertake the final journey she has just embarked on. Godspeed, Margie dearest!

Kofi Thompson
Kofi Thompson, © 2020

The author has 549 publications published on Modern Ghana. Column Page: KofiThompson

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