Condolence & Memory Journal


I'll never forget the first time I met my mother-in-law-to-be. It was Thanksgiving 1995 when Brian took me - his new fiance - home to meet the family. Mom asked, "Say, Denise, what is your last name?" I replied, "Mahoney. The kids in school used to tease me & call me Mahoney-baloney." Brian chimed in, "You think that's bad - they used to call me Pancake!" The conversation continued and about 20 minutes later, Mom said, "Well - how 'bout that? You're going from baloney to pancakes!" She was a sweet woman with a heart of gold. Mom, this poem's for you:

You are the other mother I received the day I wed your son ~
And I just want to thank you for the lovely things you've done.
You've given me a gracious man with whom to share my life ~
You are his lovely mother, I am his lucky wife.
You used to pat his little head, and now I hold his hand ~
You raised in love a little boy, and then gave me a man.
~Author Unknown~
Walk with God in peace, Mom. We love you!

Posted by Denise Pannkuk - Las Vegas, NV - Family   April 11, 2019

My deepest condolences go out to the Pannkuk family and to all of those that loved and will miss this wonderful woman I knew as Mrs. Pannkuk. May her soul rest in peace with our Lord in Heaven and may He comfort and bring peace to those who mourn.

Posted by Carrie Giffoni - Family Friend   April 09, 2019