Monday, March 10, 2008

End of an Era

October 12, 1912 - March 9, 2008

Grandma, you will be missed...

18 comments:

Mitzi Green said...

i'm sorry for you and your family, and glad for her that she (from your stories) apparently never missed a thing.

Tree said...

I love that picture - what a gorgeous person your grandmother was. I am sorry for your loss.

joansy said...

Beautiful picture.
I'm sorry for your loss.

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Beautiful, just like you.

I'm so sorry, my friend.

Anonymous said...

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and the sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says, "There, she is gone."

"Gone where?"

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear the load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There, she is gone." There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"

Gretchen said...

Thank you all. It's been an emotional rollercoaster for the last two days.

Gretchen said...

Thank you all. It's been an emotional rollercoaster for the last two days.

Loralee Choate said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was simply beautiful.

merrymishaps said...

I'm sorry. Hugs to you and your family.

Karen said...

I'm sorry Gretchen :0(

BlueBella said...

(((HUGS)))

Builder Mama said...

I'm so sorry, Gretchen. I'm glad you got to spend some time with her and also I'm sure that your time working with her on the family cookbook means even more to you now than ever.

((((((((Hugs))))))))

Nat said...

she was beautiful. I hope you can find solace in the good memories.

N.

midlife mommy said...

There really aren't any words that really give comfort, but I am sorry for your loss. I still miss my grandma, and it's been a long, long time. Hugs to you.

Tanaya said...

I'm sorry, Gretchen.

Anonymous said...

My T&Ps are with you and your family.

Hugs to you.

Anne

Lotta said...

What a beautiful lady, just like you.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

oh, she was so lovely.

I am so sorry for your loss, Gretchen. I am thinking of you.

Please call if you need a shoulder. I am so sorry I didn't see the news till today.

xoxoxo