We loved her dearly.
View some of Marge's Collages
God Bless You, Mom, I miss you terribly!
We had some wonderful times together - mainly because of her talents. Her terrific cooking made every week-end we were at Emma's a celebration. When four of us traveled to Antibes together one summer she was our own personal guide to the galleries and the interesting out of the way places we went. She was never motivated to do these things to show how much she knew about them, but to share her own pleasure in them with us. And that she did.
She enriched my life. It brings me joy to know that I meant something to her too.
...We fell into the habit of taking subscriptions together, going to theatre, dinner and movies, often on the spur of the moment...in like manner, we watched her move into new stages in her painting....collages...It was a treat to go to a gallery or museum with Marjorie and have the pleasure of hearing her perspective on what we were seeing. It was always so clear and so fresh....
She enjoyed the freedom to explore new experiences, make new friends, and to work on political campaigns that interested her....Even when she developed some physical problems, she refused to alter her life style. When she came to visit us in the country, she was always outdoors, walking , exploring, just savoring the fresh air and quiet atmosphere...
Through the years we both got in the habit of checking on each other...It will take time to give up this habit. We have lost a close friend.
A couple of months after I moved to Paris, Marge came to visit and started to introduce me to a number of restaurants. She always teased me that when she took me to the first one, La Bucherie, a very nice restaurant with fireplaces looking at Notre Dame, I enthused to my husband: "Oh this is so great - let's save up our money to come here some time for a coffee."
As the years went by - and Marge came to visit - I was able to take her to restaurants she had not known. Paris was important to both of us. She gave me much support while my own family was upset at my living so far away from home. Whenever we discussed my feelings for Paris, she would talk about how she felt that way about New York. She also loved Paris and appreciated it esthetically (natural for someone with her artistic eyes). But she also loved New York and would enthuse to me about all the opportunities it provided her with in art, theatre, politics and, most importantly, she was happy to be near her family: Marian, Andy, Kate and Sara. Now that I have my own family, I do understand how much you get from living near each other.
I will miss coming to this apartment where I have stayed since I was a child. Marian, Andy, my sister Marsha and I used to have water pistol fights here. Every object and every painting is Marge. I will really miss her.
The only blessing in her untimely passing was that she was spared the indignity of a slow decline and the experience of prolonged pain. It is how she would have wanted to go. And it does not lessen the pain losing a mother who cared deeply about her children and those around her.
I will miss hearing her voice, the genuineness of her love for you, her concern for my family and me, and the common sense which defined her vision of the world.
I was deeply moved by the depth of feeling and love that was shared by your mother's friends who came to share their feelings and memories last Sunday.
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