Obituary & Remembrances
My sister's name is Rena just three years older than I, and was
the first girl in the neighborhood with a toy six-gun at her side.
She taught me to print my name quite fancy when I was only five,
and often I reminisce and think, "an artist was coming alive".
We walked to school during our younger years and when crossing railroad
tracks I would almost be in tears. Thank goodness Rena was there
to hold my hand and comfort me, and alleviate my fears. She taught
me to ice-skate, swim and ride a bike. We played games in the street
and had popcorn almost every night.
In junior high my brother and I heard many a tune played on her
old 45'. Mr. Sandman, Rock Around the Clock, and Jail House
Rock really seemed to came alive.
The time went by so very fast, and before I knew it our childhood
had passed. She went to the "U' with a bit of a fuss, she belonged
in Art School and soon met Gus. I could hardly believe my sister
would marry, but soon discovered Gus to be extraordinary. A few
years later Bruce Gregory was born. Rena's labor was tough and worth
the gain, Gus and I went to a movie to assuage our pain.
Rena was a truly wonderful friend, aunt, sister, mother and wife.
She was more often concerned for others than herself.
I believe with my whole heart that she is with Jesus, our Lord
and Savior, in heaven. I once made the comment "God is great",
and in Rena's true fashion she replied, "yes
We loved Rena and she loved us. In closing I'd like to quote from
one of Rena's favorite songs.
There are no gloomy skies
When seen through the eyes
Of those who are blessed with love
And the sweet secret of
A summer place
Is that it's anywhere
When two people share
All their hopes
All their dreams
All their love