Memorial - Louise Woolf Pollock - Shared screen with speaker view
Melissa | GatheringUs Tech
GatheringUs is the place where communities gather to support each other and remember their loved one.The microphones for all guests have been muted.For those on video, there are two view options, Speaker and Gallery. The Speaker is the main view and your screen will default to this view each time there is a new presenter. You can switch between views by pressing on “View” in the top right corner. If you are on a mobile device, you can swipe to the left to change the view. For those on a tablet, like an Ipad, the “Switch to Gallery View” button can be found on the top of your screen.If you or anyone you know has any technical difficulties during the event please contact our technical support team by calling or texting: 240-608-6037. Please note that this event is being recorded.
Melissa | GatheringUs Tech
At this time, we open the space for guests here today to share a memory. This can be a story or memory that makes you smile or is special to you.If we were all together today this would be like raising your hand and passing the microphone around the room. So if you would like to publicaly share please raise your hand.There are two ways to raise your hand. First is to use the raise your hand feature in Zoom. To do this click on participants and then the raise hand icon is in the bottom left of the participants panel. Or, we invite you to can do this the old fashion way and wave your hand in the video, our staff will call on you by name and ask you to unmute your microphone.You can also share here, in the chat. The chat will be shared with the family as a virtual guestbook.
I don’t remember what most of my high school friends’ mothers look like. But even though I haven’t seen Louise in many years, I know for certain I would have been able to pick her out of a crowd. Her smile and demeanor could light up the darkest room. Thank you for having this memorial service.
The first thing that comes to mind when I remember Louise is COSTUMES -- a vibrant green satin clown suit (or maybe hers was pink), and a Raggedy Ann and Andy duo that she wore with Walt. I think these stand out because they reflected so much of her personality: colorful, fun, exuberant. In grade, middle, and high school with Lori, she was the "fun mom" -- wonderful food, cool things going on, colorful decor, and her huge smile always made me feel welcome. Thanks for the memories, Louise, and thanks for including me today, Walt, Lori, and Jim. We love you and hope to see you in person as soon as possible.
The words and emotions expressed this evening about Louise are deeply moving. She was truly beloved and I feel lucky to have known her. I would simply like to add that if there was ever a person who deserved to be loved by such a gem of a person, it is my dear friend Walt, and I too look forward to seeing him and giving him a Louise-sized bear hug hopefully in the not-too-distant future. Peace to the entire Pollock family and all his dear friends. Elliot Mainzer
So many memories of different places growing up as Jim's friend. The one thing that was a constant through all the years and experiences was her absolutely electric greeting. When she saw you … no matter if it had been 5 years or just a few days … the way her eyes lit up and her smile consumed her entire face … it made you feel so genuinely welcomed … so cared for … so much like you belonged right there in that moment and there was no better place in the world to be. I've never met anyone who could match that sincere welcoming energy and embrace. oh and her chocolate chip waffles were awesome too!!!
Dear Walt and family - you prepared a beautifully fitting tribute to Weeze and I am grateful to have participated. Her consistent kindness, deep warmth and forever smile are etched in my memory and heart. I am glad for the times spent with you and most of all, for the two of you as inspiring role models of what true love can and should be. Thank you for including us in your sweet sharing of memories of an extraordinary human being and the life you shared. Love, Margie
Walt, Lori, and Jim - thank you for a beautiful evening remembering Weeze, Although I hadn't seen her in years, I knew her most, if not all, of my life and she was an amazing person. So many of the pictures you shared were taken at similar locations that our families shared adventures and experiences, and it's always fun to remember those times camping, at PC, watching the Christmas boats, and much more. Much love to you all. Sarah
Melissa | GatheringUs Tech
Thank you all for sharing today and please continue to share your memories on the GatheringUs memorial for Louise - located here: https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/louise-woolf-pollock/5423
Walt and Louise introduced us to Pacific City and we were then fortunate enough to have a beach house a few doors down from the Pollocks and the Athertons. It was my favorite place we ever lived, in part due to sharing good times with Walt and Louise. My favorite memory of Louise is a series of nights playing Rummikub where I came to see the competitive spirit in Louise and she won more than she lost. Our kids loved her and so did we. Walt, our hearts go out to you. Thanks for all Louise and you have done for us.
We Love you Walt and Weeze. You are a gift to our lives. We are better because of you. Holding you close forever and always, the Atherton zoo.
Thanks so much, Walt and family, for including me in this wonderful celebration of Louise's life. She was an amazing person that I feel blessed to have known. Louise did remember my birthday -- it just happened to fall on the same day as hers. Walt, the partnership you and Louise shared was a marvel to behold. Blessings to you all.