Love you soo much #mom. Happy Mother's Day. Thanks for looking out for me.
I miss you mom! <3
In loving memory of
Loraine Elizabeth White
May 24 1953 - Jan 13 2014
Beloved Wife and Mother
From Loraine – Spring 2011
I woke up one night and jotted down the following things I remembered best from memories with the Thares family and especially Ipswich. Without all of you my life would have been pretty boring:I Remember…
Summers in Ipswich
Sound of tree leaves rustling while taking a nap at Grandma and Grandpas
Popsicles and pushups at Shorty’s store
The smell of candlewax at the candle factory with Grandpa
Grandpa driving EVERYONE to school
Aunt Toots making me a dress and finding out I have one shoulder higher than the other
Aunt Delores making everybody in town a dress
The smell of grain at Thares Brothers Elevator
Uncle Benny asking me to call for grain prices at the other elevators.
Beauty pageants on our front porch. Suzie won…I think…or was it Kaye Kitchell?
Jim Rappe and Paul Usslman making a tape with the Filbachs, interviewing everyone and sending it to Dad in Korea
Homemade ice cream churning in Grandpa’s basement. I had to turn the crank a LOT!
Aunt Rita greeting us on Halloween with a tray of goodies. Pick 2!
Uncle Tony teaching us how to bowl. (The ball goes forward, not back)
Milkshakes at the truck stop with those little juke boxes on the table
Uncle Louie driving school buses and mail routes
Suzie being my first babysitter for my daughter Melanie
The old hospital which then became a funeral home. Scary!
Saturday morning piano lessons with Sister David instead of getting to watch Space Ghost
Mary and Linda teaching us to play Yahtzee and making my first wine cooler
Uncle Lefty’s phone in the wall and the fiber optic cable, before we knew what it was
Playing cards with Grandma while Grandpa listened to ball games on the radio
Going to mass every day before school and still getting a “D” in religion
Homemade popcorn and watching Ipswich Tiger football from the car with Aunt Delores
Swimming lessons with Aunt Rita at the “Y” in Aberdeen
The smell of grapes when Grandma made grape jelly
The bazaars at the hall and playing bingo
Picking corn at the Geditz farm
Uncle Lehre visiting and getting to ride in his convertible
Grandpa showing me how to get the “clunkers” out of the furnace
Pickles – lots of pickles – Grandma’s were the best
“High” hair and beehive hairdos
Craven Corner’s pizza
Jitterbug dancing with Uncle Bennie
Movies at the show hall
Sock hops at the high school gym
Kuchen – all kinds: prune, plain, peach, apple
Jake the barber
Friday night: Chef Boy-ar-dee pizza and the Avengers
Aunt Delores’ bathroom sink with all my frogs in it.
BUT MOST OF ALL, MY FONDEST AND MOST WONDERFUL MEMORY WAS WHEN DADDY CAME HOME FROM VIETNAM.
5/8/2016 2:45 PM