S: MARGARET SLAGHT LEISERSON MACMARTIN 1916-2013
1: IN LOVING MEMORY | 1916-2013 | MARGARET SLAGHT LEISERSON MACMARTIN | The roots of all our lives go very, very deep, and we can't really understand a person unless we have the chance of knowing who that person has been, and what that person has done and liked and suffered and believed. Fred Rogers, Life's Journeys
2: Childhood | For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.” John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things | Born June 9, 1916
4: Arthur Grover Slaght | Florence Gertrude Helmer | Married 1913 - 1931 | Family Tree
5: CHARLES EDGAR SLAGHT 1860-1922 | AMANDA M. ROBERTS PARR 1869-1937 | CHARLES EDWARD HELMER 1857-1935 | ROSALIE J. PITCHER 1859-1949 | ARTHUR SLAGHT 1893-1963 | FLORENCE HELMER 1896-1964 | MARGARET JUNE SLAGHT 1916-2013 | SIBLINGS HELEN HOWARD IRINE ANNA RUTH GEORGE A. SHEILA | SIBLINGS CHARLES H. MABEL ELLEN ETHEL C. | SIBLINGS MABEL ELLEN 1915-1922 ARTHUR DAVID 1922-1978 ROBERT JONATHAN 1926-
7: Left Page: (across top) Uncle Charlie (Florence's brother), Arthur & Florence, Margaret; (bottom) Mabel Ellen (Florence's sister), Rosalie Pitcher (Grandma Helmer), Irine Slaght (Arthur's sister), Florence, Margaret, Arthur Above with dates of birth: Irine 1899, Amanda May 1869, George A. 1892, Howard 1902, Stella May 1887, Anna C. 1897, Arthur G. 1893, Charles Edgar 1860, Helen 1904, Ruth 1896
8: Mabel Ellen (top) and Margaret were so close that they started school together. In 1922, both girls came down with diptheria and Mabel Ellen died. | There isn't any one of us who hasn't felt the loss of someone who's "way beyond our sight." From childhood on, we human beings know the pain of separation as well as the joy of reunion. There is something so comforting to realize that life goes on one way or another - even when those we love are way beyond our sight. Fred Rogers, Life's Journeys
9: Robert Jonathan (Bob) | Arthur David (Dave) | Margaret at 15 | Siblings | I don't remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child. Anne Lamott | So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.” Haniel Long
10: It's difficult to ever go back to the same places or people. You turn away, even for a moment, and when you turn back around, everything's changed. Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere | You're my brother, I miss you when you are away, I hate you when you hurt me, I love you when you're just yourself, I'm your sister when you do stupid things... C.M. | I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
11: A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco Chanel | Young Adult
12: Marriage &Family | Married to Joseph Lee Leiserson 1943 -1967 | Fred Leiserson
13: Marriage and Family
15: Growing Up | Top: Jan; baby Jo Anne; Family; Jo Anne, Ellen, Jody; baby Jay Bottom: Jody, Jan, Jo Anne; Margery; Ellen, Jay, Margery; Jody; Jay, Jan, Ellen
16: Margaret with her father and brothers | Arthur wed Blanche Cromwell | Dave, the artist
17: Sisters in law: Evelyn (Dave) and Barbara (Bob) with Dave's daughter Jeneane. Bob's daughters Roberta, Donna, Barbara Ellen and Susan with Blanche. | Florence wed Dwight Goodrich | Above: Dave with David Mark and John Michael. | Margaret with her mother and brothers.
18: Grandkids | Susan, Erin, Emily | Casey | Eric S.
19: Friends and Family | Eva, Tracy, Rachael | Robby | Eric L. | Cary | Kirk Charles
20: Marriage to Gordon MacMartin February 28, 2004 | Jo Anne, Jan, Jody, Margaret, Gordon, Jay, Margery, Ellen
21: Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. Plato
22: The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Richard Bach
23: Great Grandkids | And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
24: It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives. Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven