Friday, April 10, 2009

Tribute to Grandmom

I was blessed to have my Grandmom until this past Sunday, when she passed away. She was pretty healthy up until the past few weeks, lived and died at home. She was an active woman who volunteered at the St. Anne's Senior center helping the "old People." When I asked how old the old people were to her, she would only laugh. She was just shy of 94 years old. She lived through the depression, had 8 children, many grandchildren and a boatload of greats. She remembered everyone on their birthdays and was loved by all. She accepted everyone as they were, never judging, always loving. I am sharing some photos of her today from her 84th birthday party, I doubt that many of my family has even seen these photos but this is how I like to remember her, active, healthy and entertaining all. She always smiled, laughed, and told it just like it was. Her funeral was sad only for us who will miss her. She had a good life and as good a death I'm told as she could.

This is most of the clan, it was really difficult to get everyone to stand still even for a moment.

Grandmom surrounded by 5 of her daughters, Aunt Queenie, my mom Edna, Aunt Annamay, Aunt Roseanne and Aunt Marion.

Some of the family dancing, Aunts Queenie and Marion are in this shot, Rocky, Mary and Dana

Here's some of my family, sister Brenda, mom Edna, sister Janet, cousin Mary, me, Kristen, and niece Kathryn

Aunt's Annamay and Marion with Grandmom

Grandmom - we all love you. You set a wonderful example for being a woman, mother and role model. You gave back to the world much more than you were given, and you made the best of every moment. You will never be forgotten.

Friday, April 03, 2009

April 3, 2009 - Warning - Alex - spoiler alert!!

I worked on a birthday present for my niece today and finished it, let me know what you think. I loved this stone, purchased with no real project in mind other than what a great specimen it was. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.