TNT: RIP, Sunshine. A smile from her was worth a few extra minutes in the grocery checkout line

"People called her Sunshine. It was fitting, because sunshine is exactly what Elvira Mangaoang Root brought to peoples’ lives."

"Whether it was her car — a gold PT Cruiser with purple flames climbing up its hood — or her choice of clothing — particularly on the Fourth of July, when the proud immigrant would don the wildest of red, white and blue attire — Sunshine was frequently the center of attention.

According to [Carmen] Lewis, however, the real reason her 'lola' touched as many people as she did was because of the attention she reserved for others."

Read more of Matt Discroll's column at The News Tribune.

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