Juicy Olive

The quest for “the good life” should never be complete but it should definitely begin now.

Goodbye Laurel July 4, 2009

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Laurel Miller (1976 - 2009)

Laurel Miller (1976 - 2009)

Laurel Miller died yesterday. She was my friend. My cohort. My Colorado roommate. A partner in crime. A sports fan. A smiler. A lover. A laugher.

Laurel lived well. She loved much. She was silly. And sensitive. And real.

Laurel was a sincere and honest and true woman. She lived out loud.

When I think about The Juicy Olive, it’s about being true to yourself. It’s about knowing who you are. It’s about not taking shit from anyone. It’s about how to be a lady (or gentleman) without sacrificing your inner punk-rocker. It’s about never letting the quest for the good life be intercepted by lame-o-same-o. A Juicy Olive knows how to kick haters in the tail. A Juicy Olive knows to tell mean girls where to cram it. A Juicy Olive knows how to make the opposite sex croon. A Juicy Olive knows how to make your friends KNOW friendship.

Laurel Miller was a Juicy Olive.

When Laurel died, her organs were donated to others who were able to thrive from her loss. PLEASE – if you are open to organ donation, PLEASE let everyone know you are in favor of organ harvesting. In the past 24 hours, Laurel Miller saved lives. That is an incredible way to leave a legacy.


7 Responses to “Goodbye Laurel”

  1. Hilary Says:

    I couldn’t have put it better. Laurel truly was a Juicy Olive.

  2. Annie Says:

    Beautiful tribute.

  3. brooke Says:

    I am so sad to read this about Laurel. When I think of her, I see a huge smile. I don’t think I can remember a time when she didn’t have a smile on her face. What a special lady.

  4. Amy Says:

    What happened?!?! I’ll miss her… 😦

  5. Sarah Says:

    I went to highschool with Laurel and became friends with her through basketball. I am very saddened to hear this horrible news. What happened? Was she in an accident?

  6. Richard E. Krieg Jr. Says:

    My sincere condolences to the family of Laurel Miller. I am a Cricket Employee, and although I did not know her, it always hits when you see a member of your organization loose their life. I will say that after reading a bit about Laurel, I think it is an EXCELLENT way to leave a legacy, to save other lives with your caring and openess. I only wish there were more people in this world that would be more understanding and open to organ donation. If you can, you should, if you cant, you should support, and if you receive, you should live life to its fullest.

    Richard E. Krieg Jr.
    PRR-Chicago-Cricket Communications

  7. Heidi Thompson Says:

    Hi Charlotte,
    I’m just reading this now- I am so sorry for your loss.
    It sounds like your friend Laurel was a beautiful person.
    I’m sure she will be missed.

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