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I was 18 when I first met Mary Lou. She gave me a piece of advice that I have carried with me always. "No matter what job you are doing, do not look at the clock & count the hours until time to go home. Instead count the minutes until it is break time, then lunch, then break time again. Counting your work day like this, will give you the energy and perseverance to make it to the end of the day, go home, and start all over again the next day." Mary Lou, you were such a sweet lady, and always had a piece of wisdom for everything. You will always be missed and remembered.
Tatyana Turner added 06.24.2012 08:40
MaryLou Marschand was my aunt (or my father's sister). My father was Robert Keeler, child #2 of Hazel Crousore Keeler. I have been gone from Indiana for many years as I left as a teenager but I have many memories of visiting my Aunt MaryLou in Galveston, IN. I was always excited to go visit my cousins and "spend the night". Growing up with the only parent in the home being my Dad for quite a few years, Aunt MaryLou was the closest female to me in a "mom role". I spent many weekends there and weeks throughout the summers. The most memorable thing I remembered was her laugh. She could make all of us laugh, until we cried, with some of her stories. Many of our family members told me that I was "alot like MaryLou". So as she has passed from this life, she has many that have great memories of her and she will always be apart of our lives. With fondest memories, Debbi Keeler Habbel
Debbi Keeler Habbel added 04.13.2011 18:29
Mom taught me, by example, several valuable life lessons: She taught me that laughter makes everything better. Mom's trademark was self-reliance. I can still hear her saying, "don't ask God to do for you what you can do for yourself -- and don't ask anyone else either." She never willingly accepted help from anyone. She paid her own way in life, and kept her independence until the day she passed. She taught me to take care of what I have, and to be happy with what I have. She always said, "you won't ever have anything better until you take care of, and are genuinely happy with, what you already have" -- and she lived by that motto. I was blessed to have her live near me for a few years, and I was excited to help her set up her new home. I wanted her to have nice things, particularly brand new furniture, but she would have none of that. When I asked her why, she characteristically replied, "No, I'll make do with what I have." I'll be truly blessed if one day I grow to find that indeed I have inherited even a small portion of her work ethic, character, intelligence, wisdom, sense of humor, strength to persevere, and her genunine willingness to "make do."
Carol added 12.09.2010 12:23