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Lisa Langslet
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Birth: May 15, 1960
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1976
Allentown
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Lisa Langslet was a good friend of mine in 7th and 8th grades in particular. She and her family moved to Allentown from Minnesota and they were of Norwegian descent. She had a great family, two sisters, and really neat parents.

Lisa was the first friend I'd had who was as tall as I was and wore exactly my size. We traded clothing sometimes which I enjoyed, since I never had a sister to do this with. She was a lot of fun, giggly, innocent and had a flair for drama and comedy, which we did with my tape recorder. We also played on the city kickball team together for a few years.

I still couldn't tell you what changed, but somewhere along the line Lisa started hanging with different people. I was no plaster saint myself, but her friends felt a little fast to me, and we sort of went our separate ways over time.

One night I got a call from another friend whose mother worked at the hospital. The friend told me she wanted to tell me something before I read it in the paper, and asked if I were sitting down. It came out that Lisa had been killed in a car accident. She had been a passenger in a car with four young people in it, and they had been driving through a park and drinking. The accident killed Lisa, and also the driver, Bill Fredricks, who was soon to become a father of a child with his girlfriend, a nice girl in some of my classes.

The funeral for Lisa was huge, and very sad as any funeral for a young person will be, but also filled with "It could have been me" feelings. I was not yet drinking much, but like any teen I experimented with stuff. I felt I knew the heart of Lisa, and she was basically a good person, never a troublemaker, maybe a little insecure as so many of us are in adolescence. Maybe hanging with more overtly socially sophisticated people made her feel more confident, but she was a kind, funny, sweet and unassuming person taken way too soon.

 
 
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Created by: sr/ks
Record added: Jun 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38696716
Lisa Langslet
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- Diane Miller
 Added: May. 14, 2014
To someone's special daughter..................We are connected...my child and I...by an invisible cord...not seen by the eye...It's not like the cord that connects us 'till birth...this cord can't be seen by any on earth....This cord does its work...righ...(Read more)
- Diane Miller
 Added: Aug. 5, 2013
Remembering you, Leese, and so vividly too.
- sr/ks
 Added: May. 20, 2013
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