Marian taught me a great deal about feasts--what people will eat, what they won't and why. It helped me be a better autocrat. When I autocratted my first event I really screwed up re the kitchen. She put on her coat, drove to a supermarket to get some supplies I hadn't realized we needed, then took over and helped save my event. I had screwed up, but she was trying to make sure the event went well. That's how kind and generous she was.
I was directed by her in one of the Carolingian plays and boy was she fun! I always loved her dry wit.
It wasn't until I grew older than I came to admire and appreciate her energy, organization, and drive. Honestly I don't know how she did it. Did it she did--and became a foundation stone. Carolingia would not have been able to become what it did without her efforts.
I was proud to have been able to give her her Daystar when I was Vicar of Carolingia. She did so much!
I think I speak for a lot of Ancient Carolingians when I say "she was the mother of us all". She will be missed.
Thanks, "Mom" for all you did for us.