I can't express my sadness finding your face on this page. Your spectacular, beautiful face. All these years you have never aged a day in my minds eye. I held your image safe from the worries and cares of the world and its sorrows.
You never knew it but I was seriously, desperately taken with you all through high school. You would gently reject my playful advances and teasing. Scold me for my constant attentions. You had your mind set on someone who I never would meet and could challenge for your hand. I never had the courage to tell you I had these feelings for you. But, alas, thats life.
I hope you had a terrific life. With the time to dance, the time for anonimous good deeds, room in your heart to love and share your life with animals and I hope that someone brought you flowers. I hope your children loved you and gave you respect. I hope the man you chose was gentle and kind.
I fear that I'm getting a bit long in the tooth and one day in the not too distant future, I will at last be taking that last train to the coast. I suspect that you will be rejecting my advances all over again...but I'm keeping a good thought.
After all these years I still think fondly of you. I feel that my world is slightly darker with your passing. I hope your life was good. When you were growing up, did you always want to be a banker? Or was that one of lifes ironies we scratch our heads about?
Its getting to be about that time when the rest of us, more frequently now, will be taking that last train to the coast. I hope we can be friends again. Maybe we can get the old gang together again. See you on the flip side old friend.
My memory smiles as I think of you and all our silliness. I loved to come and see you on Wilburtha Road and fish in your pond. The fun we had in your pool. Your parents whom I really liked. Your dad during football season, high in the stands yelling "Put Hubsch in, put Hubsch in." Your dad was cool.
Let me appologize for all that teasing in homeroom. Hank and I were always getting after you. Telling you about something disgusting until you ran into the hall and hurled. Great fun...for Hank and I anyway.
I hope you had a good life and you were happy. Again, sorry for all the teasing. I can only hope one day to be able to do it all over again. Farewell my sweet friend.
Taken from us so early and so tragically. I don't think any of us had a real place in our psychies for death...here one day and gone the next. How do we understand that. What we understood was you were suddenly gone and we would not see you again in this lifetime. We missed you. Our hearts ached. And we loved you.
The car you died in was taken and stored behind the West Trenton Firehouse and covered with a tarp, safe from curious eyes. The Four Musketeers, Don, Tom, Hank and myself felt the need to see it for some reason. We uncovered it and stood silent for the longest time just staring at the front passenger seat where you had been sitting. My minds eye recalls the images as if I saw them just moments ago. I think we felt we should stand stoically and take the pain like men. I don't think I did a very good job at that. Can't speak for the other guys but I suspect none of us did well at being men just then.
I remember how heartbroken your dad was at your loss and that of your promise. I remember calling your mom and asking if I could help carry your casket. What I remember most, more than your death, was your life. Your dancing, having lunch with you in the cafeteria, teasing, joking and laughing with you, going to the drive-in with you. And I remember being sweetly kissed by you.
I have thought of you many times over the last 50 years. Fifty years Janet. Has time passed for you as it has for me? Or is it true that a lifetime in Heaven passes as the twinkling of an eye? I'll find out soon enough.
I will never see you old, grey, wrinkled or bent from time. You will always be that young and beautiful young woman who brightened my day when we were kids.
Gerry, our friend, classmate and forever reunion committee member passed away on April 23, 2016. He was always full of life and could light up a room.
We will miss his laughter, smile and always a funny story at our committee meetings.
He helped hold our group together and will be sorely missed.
You were one of the first of us to be called home. I wondered how that could be possible Chuck. I knew you to be robust and powerful in body. A force of nature with the heart of a giant. You excelled at football...I remember you making them pay for their yardage. One of lifes mysteries Chuck. One that will eventually be solved for us all.
You and I were not close, but you had my respect and believe it or not...I have thought of you often over the years since you left us. I know nothing about your life or how you lived it. I would magine you left a family greiving. I can only hope you had a good life and you were loved by your family or whomever you had in your life at the time. I am certain you were respected and admired by all those who crossed your path.
It won't be that long before the rest of us join you up there. When Sandy gets there she will be organizing everything. We will look at each other and roll our eyes and say,"Oh well...Gotta love 'er". We'll see you then Chuck.
It's only been a short time sis, but I miss you more than you can imagine. You were a great sister and always there for me when I needed you. You were not only a sister, but a friend.
Love you so much
From Lana Turner Gray on July 8th, 2013
So sad to hear of your passing. I have thought of you thur the years n was hoping some day our paths would cross again. We have known each other since Parkway School n I always enjoyed our friendship. May you be at peace in heaven. Lana Turner Gray
From Judy Mellodge-Newman on July 24th, 2013
I was so sad to hear of your passing! I remember vividly when we won the "Twist Contest" at one of our class reunions at Romeo and Juliet's. So sorry we never got together again! May you rest in peace Peggy! Judy Mellodge- Newman
From Lynn Hubsch on October 9th, 2013
I remember you from Parkway School. We played under that huge oak tree to the side of the play ground...when you were not off gossiping with the girls. Even at that age you were every bit the lady.
After high school I did not see you till the 10th Year Reunion I think it was. During that time you blossomed into a beautiful woman. An incredible metamorphasis. You were always very cute I thought Peg, but that night you were stunning. Absolutly stunning. That was the last time I saw you. At your zeneth. And that is how I will always see you. Even when I remember the cute little, skinny girl that played games with me a Parkway School. The shy little smile that lifted my spirits. And the awesome courage you had to come to my rescue when I was bullied. I remember you.
I hope you had as many of the good things life has to offer that you could stand. I would be happy to know that you had love and respect in your life. I hope your passing was peaceful and not so painful for the ones you left behind. I hope you had few regrets and most of all Peg...I hope you were happy with yourself and your life.