Memory Book for Shoshana Weintraub

The following are the memories those of us have of Shoshana/Shoshi/Shosha :

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Visitor: Rachel Harif
Time: May 5, 2006 11:30 AM

I met Shoshana in synogague. We'd hang out there all the time; me and Rina and Janelle, usually. We got to be pretty good friends - I went to the bat mitzvah which was something of a blast...she booted Aaron off the table and got in trouble. Betcha she laughed about it later though...

Shoshana was so cute when she was ittle! And nowadays she got to be just plain smart. It's a little bit scary, really. The whole science academy thing got to her, I guess. And you can tell that she was a really good sister because Aaron didn't complain about what she did too much.

What a wonderful girl Shoshana was. I love her so much. She was silly and nice and smart, just like a model student, citizen, and friend. You don't get somebody that good every day.

Visitor: Marcia Fox
Time: May 5, 2006 11:32 AM

Dear Steve and Tina,
I am sorry beyond words for your loss. All of your friends and family wish we could bring your darling daughter back to you. I remember Shabbat mornings with Shoshana crawling on the floor at the back of the sanctuary on Shoal Creek with the two of you beaming over your precious daughter. We miss you at Agudas Achim. Our loss is Kol Halev's gain. Take care of yourselves and your wonderful son--we are all praying for some measure of peace for your family.

Visitor: James Gelb
Time: May 5, 2006 4:29 PM

I met Shoshana one time---at her Bat Mitzvah. I was there
because she was doing a conservative Minchah/Ma'ariv
service and I was doing a conservative Minchah/Ma'ariv
adult Bar Mitzvah a month after hers (both at Kol Halev).
So I was there to observe very, very carefully. She did exceptionally well and helped me with my confidence.

On the other hand, I left the event with the feeling---wow, this young girl is making this difficult event look too easy!
I have a copy of her Bat Mitvah program which her mother
emailed to me as a template for my program. I will keep it
in her memory.

Visitor: pamela ferguson
Time: May 5, 2006 5:36 PM

My everlasting memory of Shoshana is the sight of her pedalling by our windows on Kerrybrook Lane every evening, helmeted, tall, straight, centered, eyes set very clearly on her goal ahead, but with her hands off the handle bars......
Our neighborhood has lost a precious friend, but we have all become closer to Steve, Tina and Aaron, Killian, Asher & Mitzi, and Shoshana would have loved that. Peace. Pam

Visitor: Bernadette Winiker
Time: May 5, 2006 7:35 PM

I met Shoshana as a little girl when I moved into the neihgbourhood. I saw her grow up and mature.
The highlight of my encounter with Shoshana was when I was invited to attend her Bat Mitzvah. During the event I could observe all of what Shoshana was about:

. her dedication to a task
. her obvious intelligence and studiousness that enabled her to achieve the task
. her humor that would always be with her no matter what the task
. her ease with people of all ages
. her genuine kindness

And through it all she managed to be just a normal teenage girl who had a lot of fun and liked to giggle with her friends.
I will never forget Shoshana. I cherish my friendship with Tina, Steve and Aaron, all of whom made Shoshana possible.

Visitor: Lokesh Anand
Time: May 5, 2006 8:00 PM

I met Shoshanna during my second week of seventh grade at Kealing Middle School on the bus ride home. She was a very smart, nice, caring, shy, and creative girl. I remember one time on the bus she was drawing a picture of something that she had started to draw during band. At first, she wanted to draw Dr. Octopus but Mr. G told her that she could only draw pictures of things relating to music in band class. So instead, Shoshana ended up drawing a picture of a man who looked like Dr. Octopus but his name was Dr. Octave.

Visitor: corina brock
Time: May 5, 2006 10:00 PM

i really didnt know shoshana but i had seen her in the halls with a group of friends and she looked very happy she smiled at me and i thought she had the most wonderfull look in her eyes like there were no worry's in her mind. rip

Visitor: Ailie Brotherton
Time: May 6, 2006 9:31 AM

I truly wish I'd had the oppurtunity to get to know Shoshana better.

Last year, in 6th grade, I remember that she was in two of my classes--Comic Books as Literature, and SMIA. I seem to remember that she really liked Spider Man...

She was in my group in SMIA when we went on the graveyard field trip, along with Laura Hallock. My biggest memory from that was her odd little superstition about the roped-off gravestones...

...and now she's in the grave herself.

It's entirely unfair. No one deserves to die that young, especially someone like Shoshana, who had so much to live for.

My deepest sympathy.

Visitor: Lydia "Wendell" Truitt
Time: May 6, 2006 11:40 AM

The first time I saw Shoshana (Louie)was in Mr.Valdez's class. She didn't sit next to me but I could see her from across the room. She was constantly smiling, even though Mr.Valdez can be intimidating. I didn't mean to give her the nickname "Louie", it just happened. I didn't know who she was, but when Mr.Valdez said something to Louisa, I thought he was talking to Shoshana. All I heard was the "Loui" part of Louisa's name. Since then, I've always called Shoshana by Louie.

Louie was a great friend to have. She was smart and funny, and always seemed to be in a good mood. She could cheer you up when you had issues with your family or school. I owe her alot.

The thing I'll remember best was the time we went on a trail ride together at Golden Vista. She was riding Darren, a horse with an ornery temper and a bad back making him a tough ride, and made it seem flawless despite the fact that she hadn't ridden in a few years. I thought to myself, "Wow, just think how much fun taking lessons with her will be." I don't think I ever told her how impressed I was that day. But I think that she knows now, I just wish I could've told her.

All my love goes out to Louie's family, friends, teachers, and all those blessed enough to know this wonderful girl.

And to quote Louie, "You know the worst is coming, when a republican has been elected."




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