Eve Cashen, A Short Life-Story
(as she liked to be called) left this world as she lived it, with
dignity and strength. And with the absolute love of all who knew
She was an amazing mix: Strong, loving, smart,
funny, caring, giving, resilient, and accepting. "Integrity" may
be the best word to describe Eve; she could always be counted on,
was always forgiving of any wrong, just, honest, without guile,
and straight-forward. She always did what was "right," no
matter the cost to her. She was as perfect as any human can be.
She needed little, but gave so much more.
Eve liked to travel, cherished her home that she
lovingly remodeled, loved her family and friends. She had her "gambling
side," and enjoyed her trips to the casinos, or card games
with friends. Her other joys were reading, writing, learning, some
TV, and doing daily crossword puzzles. Her brilliant mind was always
working, and if anyone needed sage advice, they always turned to
In her life she worked countless jobs, always with
perfection and enjoyment. The work she most loved was writing her
column in the Greenfield Observer ("Around
and About Greenfield,"
and earlier, "Eve's Comment"), her work as an aide at Greenfield
High School (where both of her children attended, so she kept them
in line!), and working in her last job in a legal department where
she was universally respected and relished. Work was important
to her, but never more important than family.
She admitted she married for "love at
first sight," and while the marriage didn't succeed, she
still loved him, "Bob," as
he still loved her. This is how she was no matter the circumstances,
she was loyal and loving. And she was happy, and determined to
make those she loved happy as well. There's no measure of her
greatness, and no measure of how much she'll be missed...