Pearl Johnson Ekenberg

For her outstanding contributions as a teacher, Pearl is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by J.A. Ekenberg of Richfield, Minnesota.
It’s been two and half years since my mother passed away.  I said to myself, “God must have needed a great teacher up there.” I miss her every single day.  I didn’t know one single person who didn’t like my parents.  My mother taught me many things throughout my life.  The most important is honest and caring.  My mother used to always say, “I wish I could help ever single person in the world somehow.”
My father really misses her also. They were married sixty-eight and one half years.  He just turned ninety-five on September 5, 2005.  I’m sure you’d agree that’s pretty amazing.  Here is what is really amazing: In all those years of marriage, I never, ever heard them argue or raise their voices.
When it’s all said and done, I hope I can tough someone’s life like my mother did mine.  I have a lot to live up to, but I’ll never quit trying. She was the best.