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Monday, November 14, 2011

Grandma T : August 26, 1914 - November 11, 2011

No one knows how long they will live. No one can predict how much time they will be given on this earth.

Look at any obiturary page on any day and odds are you can find the very young as well as the very old.

This weekend we said goodbye to my husband's grandmother. A women who had 9 children, 25 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

At the funeral this morning the pastor asked for just her direct decendents to stand and it was truly breathtaking. Her legacy lives.

Things I, as an inlaw, will remember. She always had those pink mint flavored candies. She loved to read. She always seemed honestly happy to see you. Her front porch swing. How good she was at tiddly-winks. How all her children were convinced they were her favorite. How she never wore jeans, but had slacks in all colors. How she knew her scripture. How deeply she loved her family.

I am blessed to have known such a woman and amazed at the memories my own children have of their great-grandmother.

I imagine, Raymond, her husband who passed nearly 20 years ago, was eagerly awaiting her arrival and that this holiday season they will be together again smiling down at they legacy they left behind.

RIP Grandma.

6 random thoughts:

DeepBlue said...

My sincere condoleances to you and your family.

For some reasons, and I hope you won't be set off by this, what you said about this wondeful lady must make her leaving this plane of life not so painful knowing she has brought so much joy and so much love to so many people, and that she will continue to be an inspiration to all of you!
She has live her life to the fullest and has successfully accomplished her mission!
Hugs
Jon

Gina said...

So sorry for your loss. Your grandma was super cute. :)

becca said...

so sorry to hear that..hugs

Pat said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a remarkable woman.

Randi said...

Sorry to hear about the loss to your family. I enjoyed your tribute. It truly is the little things in life that we remember--porch swings, tiddly winks, slacks in many colors. I hope your week goes well.

Jenners said...

I'm sorry for your loss but she truly lives on in her family. What an impressive woman … 9 children! Wow. What a lovely tribute to her.

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