In Memory

Jan Marie Lysaught

Jan Marie Lysaught

November 1985

Jan Marie Laysaught, age 31, passed away in November 1985.

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02/13/12 01:11 PM #1    

Jack Hoffend


My heart breaks to see Jan's name here.

My memory of Jan is from first grade (1961?) at St. Louis School in the village.

Everyone’s a dork in early grammar school, but I was an ultra-dork. However, sweet little Jan didn’t care, and came up to me after school one day and asked me to be her boyfriend! I was so embarrassed, but said ok, and then she told me her address. I remember riding home on the bus that day, excited to the limit, my first love (!), really in the zone, reciting her address over and over like a mantra. I forgot the numbers now, but it was like “…(one, two, threety-four) Sunset Boulevard! One, two, threety-four Sunset Boulevard!”

Now it sounds lame and I apologize to Jan for that, but I have deep remorse for never approaching her, reminding her about that innocent “romance”, and befriending her again. I’ve forfeited that opportunity, to my great loss.

May God and Angels bless her gentle spirit.


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