Aunt Peggy touched the lives of many during her long life. Following my mother's death in 1998, I visited Aunt Peggy in Woodburn, Oregon. She kindly put me up for the night and chatted with me about life on the farm. But my lasting impression of her was not what she said ... it was the quilts she made. They were of intricate and beautiful designs. And I wondered how it was that so many years had gone by and I'd never known that my aunt was such an accomplished artesian. And thus she made a difference in my life.
Her eyes danced in our memories,
Her smile warmed each heart,
Her honesty refreshed us,
Her selfless ways inspired,
To each her faith she did impart.
And it is certain that to her were spoken the words,
"Well done good and faithful servant."
By Janie Zembal Riebel Sept 8, 2006
We live amongst a wonderful person and don't know.
We learn of her wonders upon death and wonder, where were we?
Our lives are filled with work and work and don't see the tomorrow.
The tomorrow is past and we wonder, where were we?
We can only hope that we, like her, will find favor with our Savior,
And re-unite one day with her, and with all such gracious and wonderful ancestors.
IN MEMORY OF MOM ---
Sophie Zembal Kleczynski September 6, 2006
How do you say goodbye to a Mom, a Mom that’s always been there when you are down, that’s always been there to console you and advise you when your world looks so bleak. How Blessed all of us have been that Mom has been with us for so many years. So easy to take for granted that she would be there tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, but now that tomorrow has come and passed. Now each of us are alone with our own thoughts, wishes and desires, wondering how we could have made life easier for her during these waning years, these many years since Dad’s days on earth ended in 1978.