"Anyway," she continued, "Lily was a very expressive child. She always wanted to be the center of attention, perhaps because we did spoil her. She was in high school during the war and was the head of every extracurricular activity there, including spearheading a letter-writing campaign to send letters of encouragement to the troops."
I got a letter like that when I was in the war. It would've been ironic if it had been written by Lily.
"She's sounds like an extraordinary young lady," I said.
"Oh, she is. She's always been her father's and my pride and joy."