CLOSE YOUR EYES. TAKE A DEEP BREATH. OPEN YOUR HEART.

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
High School Yearbook Photo

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Margaret Schneider (1912-2017)



It is with a heavy heart

that I announce the death


of our dear friend

Margaret Schneider.

Margaret's daughter, Kathleen,
reported that Margaret "passed away
very peacefully this morning at 11:45."

Please join me in extending deepest
condolences to Kathleen and all other
members of Margaret's family for their loss.


Last month, as you will recall,
Margaret celebrated her 105th birthday.

For years here on Shady Dell Music & Memories,
Margaret was affectionately known as "The Oldest
Living Dell Rat." Margaret's father built the Dell
and she and her family were the first people to
occupy the estate starting when Margaret was
only a one year old child. Now the dear little
girl whose very long life we have enjoyed
reading about and from whom we learned
many valuable lessons about love,
compassion and forgiveness,
has finally left us.


Out of respect for Margaret, Kathleen and
the family, and to give myself time to clear
my head and process what is, for me as well,
a great personal loss, the music will fall silent
on this site, and I will immediately withdraw
from all blogging activity for an
undetermined period of time.


Thank you for all the gifts you gave
us, Margaret. It was an honor and a
privilege to have known you and to
have called you my friend. To me,
you were much more than a friend.
 Over the years I came to love you.
You have been my inspiration.
You set a shining example
for others to follow. 

Never in my life have I been able to state

about anyone with as much certainty,
with as much ardent conviction,
that this was a life well lived.


Rest in peace, dear Margaret.