Had been since she was the cutest cheerleader in Hadley, PA.
She scored his bedroom slipper chair at a Scottsdale auction in 2010. There were several treasures that had once belonged to Charles Boyer, at the auction, but the chair was what she wanted. I happen to know the bidding for the chair was fierce between two women: me on the telephone, and a woman on-site at the auction. I opened the bidding at $100. One thousand-plus dollar$ and a couple of hours later, Charles Boyer's chair was in a bedroom: Ma's. And she was sitting in it.