BELLINGHAM - Margaret Hardy seems to have a quip for everything. After all, the 90-year-old just had to point out that her daughter-in-law had been waiting years to bury her.
Under crocheted hats, that is.
Hardy has donated thousands of hats over the years to soldiers abroad and to local charities. On Monday, Dec. 13, she was honored by the Republican Women of Whatcom County.
Her daughter-in-law and others were busy piling the hats Hardy makes on top of her as she posed for a photo the local GOP women can save for posterity.
The laser-engraved award given to Hardy was presented to her by Bellingham resident and Staff Sgt. Candido Villalobos of the Washington National Guard's 81st Brigade, which drills out of Bremerton.
Villalobos, a former Marine, told Hardy that her donation to troops in places like Afghanistan and Iraq meant a lot, especially in cold winter months when they can wear them under their helmets.
"A lot of boys don't have anybody that sends them anything," he told her as she sat in a leather chair in the room where she spends much of her days crocheting, watching Fox News and sipping on a can of root beer.
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