I posted this thread way back in the early history of TMIP: http://www.themagicinpixels.com/forum/disney_cruise_photos_lost_attractions_cast_members/grandma_mary_hoppins_50s_prime_time_cafe_my_aunt_782.0.html And often mentioned 'Grandma' Mary Hoppins, my great aunt who worked for Disney for 15 years at the Prime Time Cafe. ; She was in her eighties and still working hard, finally retiring a little less than 2 years ago at age 87...it was getting to be too much standing on her feet all day and she had cut back her hours to only a few days a month. ; In retirement, she moved to an active adult community in central Florida where she was enjoying the community center, swimming, cards, and visits to nearby family. Last month she started having some mild pains, shortness of breath, and fatigue, and saw a doctor for it, but there was no particular illness or problem - she was just getting old, and her lungs weren't getting as much oxygen anymore (she was a smoker for 75 years!). ; She worked through it and continued enjoying herself, until yesterday, when her body finally gave out at the ripe old age of 89. ; She lived hard and fast and loved every minute of it, worked from the time she was 13 until she was 87, and went out fairly quickly with little fuss or muss, and little pain. She'll be missed - Prime Time Cafe will never quite be the same without her. ; But I wanted to celebrate a good life, lived well!