To All of Our West Coast Speckman Family,
The East Coast Speckmans will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May our "little" family continue to grow and make many more memories to share with one another!
To the "Western" Speckman's, (Jean, Jim, Bob, Steve & Jane) and your families, we, the "Eastern" Speckman's want to share our condolences in the loss of your mother. We understand how the loss of such a significant person in the family impacts everyone in the family. We wish you the best as you celebrate her life on the 18th. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as Kelly, (Michael's daughter) so capably shared in her post. Our memories of Mom & Dad (Dugie & Joe) are what keep the family together as I know your memories of your mother and father will do for all of you. God Bless.
FOR 71YEARS (MY ENTIRE LIFE) MY AUNT VIRGINIA HAD A WONDERFUL PLACE IN MY MIND AND HEART. SHE WAS FUNNY AND FUN AND HAD A KEEN WIT. HER OPINIONS WERE THOUGHTFUL. SHE WAS NOT ONE TO SUFFER FOOLS. SHE WAS A PART OF HOPEFUL SOLUTIONS AND A FOE TO TROUBLE.
I WILL MISS HER FOR MANY REASONS. NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH WAS THE BANANA CREAM PIES SHE CREATED FOR DECADES FOR FAMILY GET TOGETHERS. I HAVE NEVER FOUND ANOTHER PIE AS PLEASING.
HER POSITIVE ATTITUDE WAS A GREAT QUALITY WHICH MADE A GREAT IMPRESSION ON ME.
I WILL HOLD HER AS A TREASURED MEMORY FOREVER.
I am sure that Virginia is sitting with our Lord. I hope that everyone has unique and good memories of her. Mine is the annual Christmas gift we “East Coast Speckman’s” always received and as a group we opened on Christmas Eve because it was hand made, matching pajamas for all 9 of us. We always wore them to bed Christmas Eve and wore them Christmas morning to open gifts.
Lovingly, Peter jr.
A favorite remembrance definitely fits our wonderful and very special - Great Grand Matriarch — Ginny.
“We don’t cry because your gone; rather, we smile because you were here.”
A smile would immediately come upon my face after a call, an email or remembering my last visit. Your Mom was as sharp as a tack, witty as the best humorist and a genuine friend. I still remember how fond my Dad was of your Mom.
Dugie, Joe, Harry, your Mom, and my wonderful Rita and Mac were of that revered Greatest Generation — very, very special parents.
Please know that your Mom and your family are all in our prayers, - after all how can you lose with “Big Ellie” and Jim’s North Carolina battalion in support.
Love to all and God Bless,
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM