The passing of my best friend and one of our founding Board of Director’s members “Sis” is a hard thing to talk about. Sis was a hard working tireless member of the Board. I will miss her sorely. Sis was only 61 and we always thought we have time to do a little site seeing after I retired. She and I were very different she loved to cook and was really good at it. I hate to cook and I’m terrible at it. The only thing I could beat her at in that area was rolling haulpies, I was faster not neater but faster. I have a small loving family and if you read her obituary on line you know she came from a large and loving family, a family I will miss very much. She fell in love with my hubby’s best friend George and eventually married him.
Sis worked hard to help get the Heritage Center off the ground sometimes too hard and she would need to leave events early because she had over done. She loved her mother and father very much and she spoke of both often and the wonderful upbringing on the farm. She was thrilled with her grandchildren and often spoke of their funny shenanigans. Spending time at the Center, the two of us working alone, gave us a chance to discuss family, hopes, dreams and aspirations and yes, a little gossip but only a little. She enjoyed when Cathy came & worked with us she added a bit of Summit Hill humor to our ornery conversations. We always had fun whether it was just talking or singing (and we were really good at the Oscar Meyer songs.) She never did finish the song she was making up.
I’ll leave you with one of the last times we saw each other working at the Center. As you know there is an empty lot on the south side of the Center. We were meeting to do something can’t remember what. I happened to be working on the marquis and look up here she comes across the lot cussing about something that hubby did and then breaks into her song she was writing. By the time she got to me we were both laughing uncontrollably. We worked for a few hours having a great time singing (out out of tune) and getting the work done. Like I said I will miss her, her laugh and her ornery ways something terrible.
FYI for those of you who knew Sis…..The family has requested that monetary contributions toward funeral expenses may be made to The Andrew P. Ovsak FH, Inc. 190 S. 4th St., Lehighton, Pa. 18235.
- Debra Ranck