Miss Ima and the Taxi Cab

A few days before Ima Hogg’s death, she had a bit of bad luck. According to a piece in the Houston Post from August 19th, 1975 (the date of her death), “She was getting in a cab in front of her hotel and just as she was stepping in, the cab lurched, sending Miss Ima to the pavement.” Miss Ima ended up comforting the distraught cab driver before she went to the hospital, where he arrived with flowers. She made fast friends with her hospital-mates as she waited for her leg to heal. She passed away in the hospital a few days later from an unrelated heart attack. Miss Ima’s last days may have been dramatic, but were filled with the joy and compassion that characterized her whole life.