Natalie Elaine (Youtie) Segal
1928-2004                                      

                                          Nat    -   Mom   -   Bubby   -   Aunt Nat
When Mom passed away at the end of
March 2004 we were all in shock  -  not that
she passed away (we all knew the
diagnosis), but that she went so
quickly.  
Surely just ten weeks from receiving the
diagnosis, til the end, couldn't be right.

And it wasn't.  We since realized that she
had been very ill, for a very long time  -  
quietly.  As she lived her life, she lived out
her final years - never complaining, always
smiling and interacting with those around
her.  In fact she never complained until
she reached the point of being barely able
to function  -  all the time pressing on with
a strength of will that concealed her pain.
I heard from a lot of family and friends in recent weeks.  And I heard the same
things over and over - all spoke of her energy, her laughter and her life spirit.

Stu Segal, 4/18/04
1948 - newlyweds on Honeymoon
1961
1974
Mid 90's
Chanukah 2001
Thanksgiving 2002
The following reminds Sharon
of Mom:

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am a diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
Late 50s / Early 60s