What is a Lorin Lib?
Lorin Libs are a special way to remember our beloved Lorin Maurer. A Lorin Lib consists of a simple, incomplete sentence where you finish the statement recalling a unique memory of Lorin and describe why the statement is true. They can be funny, serious, true, or even an estimate of how you think Lorin herself may have finished the statement.
If Lorin could be reincarnated as a piece of food (and we all know how she LOVED food), she would be ____________________.
A french fry. Clearly there are plenty of deserving candidates for this one, but Iíve never known someone so healthy and yet so infatuated with those tiny little pieces of heart attack. And the greasier, the slimier Ė the better. Get on Lorinís bad side and need to dig out of a hole? Take her to Five Guys - Kevin Kuwik
A hershey kiss. Outside of Lorin, I have never in my life seen someone take four bites out of a Hershey Kiss. If you ever asked her for an explanation, she would simply respond that she wanted to savor it and make it last as long as possible. If she were to reincarnate, I know we all would want to savor and cherish her time back with us as long as possible. - Chris Maurer
Cool whip - Kathleen Molnar
"Sumpin Else". This translated to adult language is " Something Else" but to a toddler you get my drift. Lorin as we all know was very disciplined and as a young child, Terry would feed her at her own small table in our kitchen. Without issue Lorin would eat ALL of her meal. What a great kid!!!!!! At this early age Terry and I would occasionally offer a treat at the end of the meal by saying," do you want something else"? Something Else was usually something sweet like a cookie, cake, or pie. So needless to say Lorin had figured us out quickly and would manage her way through the dreaded string beans and smashed carrots to immediately announce upon cleaning her plate," I want Sumpin Else ". How could we resist... This was probably the nexus for Lorin's craving for Chocolate Chip cookies. - Scott & Terry Maurer
If Lorin could give President Obama one piece of advice on kick-starting the economy, she would say ___________________.
"We need to have more sales". This oneís easy. Clearly our country needs more people spending more money on things they donít need. Well, if there was a good deal to be had, the necessity of an item was never a sticking point for Lorin. And even more, she loved to call everyone she knew and tell them about what a good deal it was too. - Kevin Kuwik
"Obama (and everyone who can) should clean out his closet and give his stuff to charity" - Kathleen Molnar
"Congress should give every Tax payer $1,000,000 and allow them to choose how to spend it" She would turn it into $2,000,000 through her "Good Deals", provided Kevin were along to enjoy the experience. We all know that Kevin LOVES to shop and this was Lorin's favorite pastime. - Scott & Terry Maurer
If Lorin could produce a sequel to any movie, it would be _______________________.
A three-way photo finish between Old School, American Pie, and Van Wilder. Just kidding here. Lorin loved those sappy, tear-jerking, meaning-filled movies. I, on the other hand, loved those mindless, crude, mentally unchallenging flicks. We just went to see Role Models back in December and she couldnít stop talking about what a ridiculously far-fetched plot it had. I thought it was phenomenal. Definitely a match made in heaven. - Kevin Kuwik
Love Actually. This past Christmas was the last time my Mom, Dad, Lorin, and myself were all together at once. When trying to decide on a movie to watch together, she begged us to watch Love Actually even though she had just watched it the week before. - Chris Maurer
Legally Blonde. Even though it may have been done already. - Kathleen Molnar
If Lorin could learn to speak a foreign language, it would be ________________________.
East-Pennsylvanese (she actually did speak a second language). Donít let her seeming English fool you Ė it took me a while to figure out, but the first word I learned in her language was wood-der. Translated to English, that is East-Pennsylvanese for Ďwaterí, the clear fluid that is essential for all forms of life on our planet. - Kevin Kuwik
Japanese. So she could learn how to say "no sushi, thanks" - Kathleen Molnar
If Lorin could start her dream kitchen, the first appliance or utensil she would select for it would be a __________________.
Zester. Kellie Staples, Iím with you here Ė my culinary repertoire consists of boiling pasta, heating Ragu, and an occasional foray into grilling chicken breasts on a Foreman. This drove Lorin nuts. But thanks to her, for some reason, I am probably the only bachelor in the country with a zester. Itís got a cool name, Iíll give you that, but I have no idea what you do with this thing. And please donít tell too many people I have one! - Kevin Kuwik
Electric Griddle. When she first got the electric griddle for her apartment, she went on and on about how much you could do with it. Rob may be able to fill us in with more details about her excitement over this device, but I wouldn't be surprised if she cooked everything from pancakes to steaks on that thing. - Chris Maurer
Mandolin slicer. To replace the one that broke while i was using it. . .oops - Kathleen Molnar
Did You Know?
Lorin graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Florida in December 2002.
In the wake of the tragic plane crash that took Lorin's life along with 50 others, we have been heavily campaigning for our government and the aviation industry to improve their safety practices. For more information on our efforts to improve aviation safety and to find out how you can help, please visit www.3407memorial.com