|Birth: ||May 22, 1924|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 2014|
*◦.(¯`:✿:´¯) My Mom ✿
╚══`.¸.my mom so much. She was born in May, 89 years ago in NJ. She had two wonderful parents and one younger brother (My favorite Uncle). She lost her mother way too early. Calvin Coolidge was president, a loaf of bread cost only 9 cents and gas was 21 cents a gallon. She graduated high school in 1941 as a member of the National Honor Society. She became New Jersey State Typing Champion. She enjoyed roller skating as a kid and as an adult. She also enjoyed boating and fishing and was a great water skier.
She met our Dad on the 4th of July in NYC and she says there were always fireworks ever since. After seeing an Army Enlistment Center while out shopping, she joined the Woman's Army Corps in 1944 to serve her country and was sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, GA for her basic training. After basic she went on to Texas for training as a Surgical Technician, then served her duty as a corporal in Temple, TX at McCloskey General Hospital.
She got married in March in 1946, and dad was her "war bride" for about a month before she was discharged. When she got out of the service she worked as a bookkeeper and learned tax work. She loved being a "working woman." Having her own business and doing tax work was her favorite job, which she had been doing until in her 70's. She has been a great mother and definitely a "go getter" in everything she has ever wanted to do. She has always loved to travel. She has seen all fifty states, including cruises to Alaska and Hawaii. She has been to twenty different countries, with the Holy Land and the Panama Canal being her favorites. Her favorite foods were Steak and Seafood but most of her life she was vegetarian. Her favorite flower is lilacs her favorite gems are emeralds and her favorite game was Baseball (Go Rays) Her favorite movie Star was Johnny Cash. One time in her office> she had wall to wall photos of Johnny.
My mom is my hero, always strong, always honest, and was a good friend and wife.
Her best accomplishment, (so she always said) was having three children. She is also the grandmother of three and a great-grandmother of two.
When our father died over twenty years ago she was scared and "lost" for one of the first times in her life. But it didn't last long. It couldn't with her wonderful spirit and zest for life! She grabbed hold of her life again and all of the challenges that went with it. First dealing with the "no name storm" that flooded her home on the river. Then on to buying cars, moving. She continued to take each problem one day at a time. On her 70th birthday, she was brave enough to get in a hot air balloon which did a "splash and dash" on the lake. Fear has never kept her from doing anything she ever wanted to do. She was involved with many organizations in her life from church, Elks, and the American legion. She has been a blessing to everyone she ever was in contact with. She has dealt with many health issues that changed her life dramatically over the past ten years and also dealt with the loss of her son last year > but even then, held on to her faith, her prayers and her love for her family and friends. I am glad she is getting her reward now for being one awesome lady > my mom. 1924 ~ 2014
found this today > a new treasure. It was answered by my mom three years
before she died.
Welcome to the new 2011 edition of getting to know your
family and friends. Here is what you are supposed to do, and try not to be lame
and spoil the fun. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then send
this to a bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you.
Some of you may get this several times; that means you have lots of friends. The
easiest way to do it is to hit 'forward' so you can delete and change the
answers. Have fun and be truthful!
What color are your socks right now? WHITE
2. What are you listening to right
now? ICE SKATING
3. What was the last thing you ate? AN APPLE
4. Can you
drive a stick shift? yes
last person, you spoke to on the phone. SANDY
6. Do you like the person who
sent this to you? I LOVE HER
old are you today? 86
8. What is
your favorite sport to watch on TV? BASEBALL
9. What is your favorite drink?
10. Have you ever dyed your hair? YES
11. Favorite food?
12. What is the last movie
you watched? DON'T REMEMBER
13. Favorite day of the year? 4TH OF JU;Y
14. How do you vent? CRY, PRAY, AND
15. What was your favorite toy as a child? ROLLER SKATES
16. What is
your favorite season? SPRING
17. Cherries or Blueberries? BLUEBERRIES. smile emoticon
18. Do you
want your friends to e-mail you back? YES
19. Who is the most likely to
20. Who is least
likely to respond? BILL
situation? ASSISTED LIVING - Florida
22. When was the last time you cried?
23. What is on the floor of your closet right now? BOXES OF
24. Who is the friend you
have had the longest that you are sending this to? THERESA
25. What did you
do last night? PLAYED GAMES ON COMPUTER AND WATCHED TV
26. What are you most afraid of? RUNNING
OUT OF MONEY AND SNAKES
27. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? SPICY
Favorite dog breed ? POODLES AND BEAGLES
29. Favorite day of the week? NO
30. How many states
have you lived in? 5
or pearls? EMERALDS
32. What is your favorite flower? ROSES AND
33. What kind of car do
you drive? NONE
34. What is your favorite thing to do or look up online?
TRIVIA AND GAMES
35.Who was the first boy/girl you ever kissed? how old?
36. Are you afraid of
dying? NO EXCEPT HOW
37. Do you believe in the afterlife? YES
married more than once? NO
39 If you could add something else to your "church
experience" what would it be? THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE MORE SOCIABLE AND
40. How many close friends and family members have died? ALL OF THEM
BUT MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE OLD FRIEND
41. How do you deal with
grief? PRAY, CRY, AND TRY TO THINK OF THE GOOD TIMES
42. If you could ask God
one thing, what would it be? COME QUICKLY
43 Who is your best friend? (online
doesn't count) HAVEN'T Any here on earth but Jesus is my only friend
wild animal would you hate to run into on your "walk" in the wild? ALL OF
45. What was your favorite show as a kid? As an adult? WE DIDN'T HAVE TV
46. If you don't believe in God, how do you explain the world in
twenty words or less? I BELIEVE IN GOD
47. If you were rich with five million
dollars, how would you spend your money? Pay off bills, AND ALL MY CHILDREN
MORTGAGES,TRAVEL ATIUND THE WORLD, GIVE TO CHURCHES AND GOOD CHARITIES AND
ESPECIALLY NEEDY CHILDREN
48. Do the people you love, love you? Do the people
that love you, do you love them? I HOPE SO - yes
49. Would you want to live
till you're 100? (Yes or No Question) You can't pick if you're healthy or not.
50 Have you helped a homeless person, or an elderly person(not related) or
an abused child this week? NO
51 How do you help the world in general? PRAY
FOR THE DIFFERENT TRAGEDIES AND THE PEOPLE THEY AFFECT?
52 If you could do
anything in the world, what would it be? TRY TO SPREAD THE PLAN OF SALVATION TO
53. How many people are in your address book for email? 18
What do you want your tombstone to say about you? My MILITARY SERVICE
What do you want your friends and family to think of if they only had one word
to describe you? CARING FOR THEM
56. Do you like being alone? Yes
you sleep 8 hours most nights? YES
58 Is sex overrated? YES
59. Are you
happy you had children? Wished you had more or less of them? SATISFIED
you feel as the facebook/google, knows you better than you know yourself?
工 ﾚo√乇 ㄚ◯∪ ♥
Thank you to ~SSBJ~ who sponsored this page for my mom. That was so very sweet and could never thank you enough.
Poem my mom wrote in the Army.
My Mom wrote this poem when she was a W.A.C. Surgical Technician during World War II.
'Twas once that I was happy
My life was filled with cheer
I never had seen Texas
'Til the Army brought me here.
Deep in the Heart of Texas
There is sand in all we eat
The girls are all bow-legged
The boys all have flat feet.
That's why they have to send us here
To sit in sad dejection
Out on this lonely desert
For this darn state's protection.
Down here the sun is hotter
Down here the rain is wetter
They think that it's the best state
But there are 47 better.
Still, there is no one to blame but me
The Army never forgot it
I asked for foreign service,
And, believe me, by God, I got it!
By: W.A.C. Corp. Geraldine Eckhardt (Hall)
Ft. Sam Houston, Texas
Geraldine E. Hall, 89, Inverness, Fla., died Jan. 9, 2014, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Geraldine was born May 22, 1924, in Hackensack, N.J., to the late Frank and Evelyn (Hallstein) Eckhardt. She proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII in the Women's Army Corp. Geraldine owned her own accounting business. An avid outdoors woman, she enjoyed fishing, water skiing, boating and swimming. She liked knitting and crocheting. She was a fanatical baseball fan. Geraldine was a member of the American Legion Post #155 in Crystal River.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Christine, St. Petersburg and Sandy, Tallahassee; three grandchildren, Michael, Kelsey and Kevin; and two great-grandchildren, Iris and Mason. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice R. Hall; her son, Richard A. Hall; and brother, Robert Eckhardt.
A funeral tribute to Geraldine's life will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will greet friends in visitation from 11:30 a.m., until the hour of service.
Frank Eckhardt (1897 - 1966)
Evelyn Virginia Hallstein Eckhardt (1902 - 1947)
Maurice Hall (1913 - 1993)
Christine Evelyn Hall (1947 - 2015)*
Richard Albert Hall (1951 - 2012)*
Geraldine Hall (1924 - 2014)
Robert Eugene Eckhardt (1926 - 2008)*
Florida National Cemetery
Created by: Precious Memories
Record added: Jan 11, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123154272
Added: Oct. 25, 2016
Maybe you should sit down for this... World series ~ it's the Indians and the... wait for it, CUBS. I hope you and Chris and Rick get to watch.|
Added: Oct. 24, 2016
My mom was more than a fearless woman. She's was more thank a hero. She's more than a best friend. She was my life.|
Added: Oct. 24, 2016
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