Asking For Input About Lenette’s Memorial

Mark, Carol, Doug, Merry, Ian, Will, and Linda took me to dinner for my birthday.  It was a fabulous night, the food was great, but I could not participate in the dialogue. Between my hearing aids and the background noise in the restaurant, it was impossible to engage or to participate with anyone. 

My answer to this all-too-familiar problem was to sit back and enjoy that they were all enjoying each other. It felt good, and it also made me think about all the people that were missing from this table.

As I sat there, a thought came to me, why not “A WEEKEND WITH LENETTE?” It would be a celebration of Lenette’s life at a hotel in Reno where many people could get together to share their stories about such a wonderful person.

Individuals could share their stories, and I would share mine and in the absence of background chatter, hearing would not be a problem. We would have a wonderful meal and would end the weekend with love messages to Lenette. 

What do you think? Your thoughts are appreciated… Please email or call. As for possible dates, I would suggest late Spring. That’s when it is beautiful in Reno and Lake Tahoe and no crowds anywhere.


I begin but do not know where this will take me.

I know I have words in me I feel, even see.

For example, a weekend with Lenette is very real.

There are many that such an event would appeal.

A reunion of sorts, but primarily to honor her.

A reason that will bring many together, for sure.

Many will want to speak on the stage.

To tell stories of Lenette that simply do not age. I am loaded with stories to share.. Stories that show the depth of our care


Lenette and I are one:

I like to believe that this is true.

That we are one not two.

That in some way we are in touch.

That she watches over me that much.

So, I know she is near.

Oft times her presence feels clear.

And I check the bed. I think she is near.

She is not and I understand what takes place.

My wish for her is to be in that space.

Each day is a bit better than the one before.

And my memories of her I have and adore.

They grow clearer each day. What more can I write, what more can I say?


I do my best to live my days.

To fill it in a variety of ways.

To keep my mind active, alive.

To not lose who U am, to continue to thrive.

Shower and dress and breakfast is next.

And Doug or Mark join me. and that is the best.

After they leave Mia and I to the couch we go.

Maybe a nap, but I never know.

I follow this with my daily exercise time.

Stretching, biking and more makes me feel fine.

Then my computer and creating. I know not what, but it’s waiting.

Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

One thought on “Asking For Input About Lenette’s Memorial”

  1. Sy, I think that is a wonderful idea!!! I only wish Holly and I could join you, unfortunately we cannot. Our thoughts are with you!!!

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