Letter to the Editor: Dec. 11, 2015

 

Missing Miss Melba

Melba Piltch passed on Nov. 23.  I don’t know if you remember her.

Small in stature woman, long blonde hair, would walk all over  Avalon every day, knew everyone.

The service and celebration of Melba’s life was very well done and moving. I’m glad I was able to be there.

Missing Miss Melba

Melba Piltch passed on Nov. 23.  I don’t know if you remember her.

Small in stature woman, long blonde hair, would walk all over  Avalon every day, knew everyone.

The service and celebration of Melba’s life was very well done and moving. I’m glad I was able to be there.

How lucky Rudy and Melba were to be able to find each other at such a young age, Rudy being 16 and Melba 14 years old, and be together for so many years. Storybook life, to be together, have a life that they shared, and find reasons to stay together. And the most important, being how much they truly loved and cared for each other.

I knew her long before  her health started to fail. What a fine lady; active, caring, personable person that she was.  I had spoken to her many times, a historian as it were, love to chat about the island and what a special, almost sacred place it was, and what a privilege it had been to be able to spend most of her life here. I will miss her, the people of Avalon will miss her, the very island itself will miss her. I was so fortunate to have crossed her path and share conversation and insight with such a wonderful and dynamic woman.

There is a special place out there for little Miss Melba.

Chuck Adargo

Avalon

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