Marjorie Pauline Lenfest
February 28, 1934 - August 17, 2013
She showed her love through an intense sacrificial service and the showering of gifts. She would drop anything for one of her kids or grandkids. She was deeply devoted to family. She also often welcomed and accepted extended members of the family such as parents of in-laws (and out-laws). She loved passionately and equally hated passionately. She had a hard life; but, she did the best with what she had.
She taught herself how to cook and had a natural instinct for what goes together well. She made up a few recipes and often changed existing ones to make them even better. She wanted to do it all and accepted no help until her later days as it was another way of her showing love to each one of us.
I also have wonderful memories of mother with her firstborn grandchild (until she was about the age of six) singing their hearts out whenever we were on the road. They sang “Oh My Darling, Clementine” so many times that I actually got sick of the song. Both sang so badly off key; but, they were so happy, joyous and did not have a care in the world in spite of making others cringe.
They are all gone away,
The house is shut and still,
There is nothing more to say.
—Edwin Arlington Robinson