EVLYNN: February 26, 2011 — a day that I’ll never forget

Evlynn Marie Mahoney Reinke
(July 1, 1947 – February 26, 2011)

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What can I say?

My life changed that day.

And the rush for the finish line began. 

To catch up.

It’s like … missing an essential part of what was “me”.

I don’t know how other folks doit.

One foot in from of the other, I guess.

No sympathy; no pity needed.

I have a great 40+ years. More than most; less than some.

I only regret the days I didn’t treasure what I had.

This ends what I call the “yucky season” — starts are Halloween (She loved the kids at the door and always made a game out of it!) and end at the end of February. Only bad day the rest of the year is 7/1 her birthday.

“This too shall pass.” 

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The phrase appears in the works of Persian Sufi poets, such as Sanai and Attar of Nishapur. Attar records the fable of a powerful king who asks assembled wise men to create a ring that will make him happy when he is sad, and vice versa. After deliberation the sages hand him a simple ring with the words “This too will pass” etched on it, which has the desired effect.

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3 Responses to EVLYNN: February 26, 2011 — a day that I’ll never forget

  1. frenchync says:

    It’s hard to believe it has been two years. But as you said, you were blessed with 40 years of partnership. What a gift…..for both of you, you were meant for each other. We often think of Evy, and each time it brings a crack of a smile….she always brought life to any room she was in….that was for sure. So we cling to the memories, and know that we will catch up with her later.

  2. reinkefj says:

    Thanks. I hope no one ever has to experience the death of a loved one, but that’s not “real life”. At least we had forty years which was more than was predicted.

    Glad you like the groups. I wish we could find everyone, but the inet isn’t as transparent with High Schools as it is with Colleges.

    Best wishes fellow Classmate; we’ve certainly come a long way.


  3. John Sullivan says:

    John, I am sorry for your loss. I have not experienced it….thus I cannot feel you pain. I wanted to extend my feelings, I am glad that you put The Group together, it is a nice feeling to communicate with friends at this stage of the game.   Sincerely,   Sully


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