Friday, September 23, 2011

She Would Have Been 100

It's hard to believe that she would have been 100 today.

Today I'm remembering my dear Grammy who was born on this day in 1911.  She lived to be 99, so close to reaching that century milestone.

Although geographical distance kept us from interacting on a regular basis, she and I kept in touch by writing to each other.  I treasured these letters and kept many of them.

Now that she is gone, I feel her loss always, but especially today on this day that marks a celebration of her life.  At her funeral, we (her grandchildren) each sealed our goodbyes with a pink rose.  It was fitting, since she would so often send garden flowers with us as we drove away from her home.

"Bloom Again"
In memory of Gram, I made this necklace for my mom and one for myself as well.  
(Ironically my Mennonite grandmother didn't wear jewelry, so I kept the design simple!)

The rose wooden charm was made by Marie from More Skye Jewels.

"Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness; 
know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, 
before they can bloom again."  ~ anonymous source


  1. Your grandma has such a kind, sweet face. I am so sorry she is no longer here to be enjoyed and loved and to be loved by (although you still are, no doubt!). She reminds me of my great-grandma who was 96 when she passed...and she didn't wear jewelry either! The piece you made for your mom and yourself is beautiful and fitting! (Miss you on FB!!)


  2. Oh, just a precious post! Thank you for sharing her with us.

  3. Beautiful way to remember her by. It is wonderful that you kept the letters.

  4. I LOVE this post! What a beautiful grammy! And your jewelry as always is so cool! Have a great remembrance day celebrating her sweet life! <3

  5. I am so touched that I could have a small part in your celebration of her life! The necklace you made is beautiful! <3 Someday you will see her again and she will tell you how much you mean to her...

  6. Aw ... Kathy, this is beautiful. My tears were threatening to come ...I just love that photo of her waving ... until next time!

  7. Thank you for sharing her with us.
    I love the necklace you made in her honor. It reminds me a little of my Grammy, who I had for much too short a time. I was only seven when she passed away, and she was much too young.
    Like you, I hold tight to the knowledge that I will see her again, and that it will be soon.

  8. Your Grammy was a beautiful woman. The necklaces are a perfect tribute.

  9. What a wonderful remembrance of your grandmother. Those letters are something to cherish.


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