Monday, September 22, 2008

My Tribute to Pam Hamilton

Pam Hamilton savored life and lived it with a hilarious zeal.

When she laughed she threw back her head and opened her mouth wide enough to let all the sound out.

She had a certain appreciation for girlfriends that I've always cerished.

I never saw Pam "get tired" of anything -- she simply joked her way past it.

She always had painted nails and astonishing jewelry.

She loved scotch and football (an awesome combo).

She threw themed superbowl parties every year and spent a full-day finding a rotating hot dog machine one year.

She cleaned her own gutters, which she usually waited until the dead of winter to do and had a special yellow rain outfit specifically picked out for the job.

She intimidated the hell out of most men who tried to cross her and simply couldn't see how anyone could be scared of her.

She had a bit of Clevland, NYC and Marin personality in each sentence she spoke.

She cracked me up.

Pam was my first real "boss" and introduced me to the wild world of PR (not to mention the insanity of working in front of a computer screen M-F). She remained in my life as a supporter, cheer leader and mentor. She passed away in Marin County, CA this morning and moved on to a pain-less, happier place.


Anonymous said...

Great tribute - she was, really an amazing woman. She adored you as well and knew you cared for her deeply.

Anonymous said...

I could not have said it better. Forgot about that silly rain suit. Would love to see her in it now.

xo H

Marietta said...

Good for people to know.

Tricia said...

I just learned of her passing today. She was my favorite boss and friend. We worked together at RKO so many years ago but still lives in my mind and heart. So blessed to have had her in my life