1960 Lila Chamney
You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones you will truly remember.
Lila was a very special friend and I was so saddened by her death. She had a quiet gentle way about her (much like all the Chamney family), but was strong and determined when aiming for a goal, either academic or sports oriented. I have never forgotten her and have only fond memories.
sending massive hugs for your memories
Thank you for your article on Lila Chamney. Two of her nieces carry her name, our daughter, Lori Ann Lila, and Lloyd’s daughter, Stephanie Ann Lila. She was a well-loved member of the Chamney family.
Jane and John C.
Love to all of you.. HUGGGGGGG