Sunday, January 15, 2017

Go in peace

A funeral is beginning right now in Chicago, at Emanuel Congregation. 
My beloved Rebbetzin, Lotte Schaalman, died on Friday, at home, exactly on her 102nd birthday. 
I wish my equally beloved Rabbi, who is nearing 101, the strength now to carry on without his helpmate. They were married for 75 years. 
I thank them both for all they have given me and my family. 
Mrs. Schaalman so often impressed upon me what I think was her life-philosophy, saying "I never promised you a rose garden."   -- We take what comes and make the best of it. 
Rest in peace, dear Lotte, you deserve a little rest after a long lifetime of taking care of everyone else. 
May God bless you and welcome you.

(A photo, not my own, from ca. 2014, maybe.)


William Kendall said...

Quite a life to honour.

Alice said...

Beautiful, may she rest in peace Dina

Hels said...

I know exactly how you feel, Dina! Before the rabbi married Joe and I many decades ago, the rebbetzin gave me classes for a few weeks. Her supportive words still remain in my head today.

Long life!

Gosia k said...

RiP the saying is so nice

Dr M said...

May the memory of such persons, acts, and blessings be renewed in the life of each generation.