Never one to rest on her laurels, Mim then took up ice skating. She entered a contest in Chicago to represent them in a national ice skating competition. She won the contest and competed for Chicago in that competition where she won second place. Not too bad for a San Antonio girl! She continued her skating career with the Ice Capades but did not accept their long term contract as she preferred skating in the show at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas.
When her world travels and performances were finished, Mim returned to San Antonio. She taught gospel choir at Healy Murphy where she was affectionately known as Miss Mims. She studied calligraphy, the harmonica, and learned how to play several different drums. She recited her original poetry to bongos in local coffee houses and participated in many Puro Slams. She embraced JumpStart at its conception and did her own performance art there. Mim loved animals and was a dog whisperer.
She was deeply involved with wildlife animal rescue and the Animal Defense League. A gentle, modest person with a great sense of humor, she seemed to have no temper. She likely didn't appreciate herself as much as others did.
Mim is survived by one brother, Meyers James, one aunt, Esther Vexler, numerous cousins and admiring friends, her group of fellow poets, and her loving dog, Brandy.
Mim published a book of her poems about a magic planet named Verdante. She just might be there.
Mim and her drums ~Darrell Pittman