Dec 5, 1916 to Apr 24, 2012
"Only love, with no thoughts of return, can soften the point of suffering."
Four years ago, my Uncle C. Edward (Grandmom's youngest son) and Aunt Georgena recommended Mark Nepo's daybook to me. Nepo is a philosopher, poet, teacher, runner, and seeker. He is also a cancer survivor and one who has lived through divorce. Nepo was also, like me, his grandmother's oldest grandchild. My uncle was right: I love Nepo's book, and read it every morning. Uncle Ed sent me the epigraph you see above in an email the morning his Mother slipped the surly bonds of this Earth.
Words often fall short, so I am telling the story of Grandmother's life using a collage of captioned photos interspersed with some brief recollections. This is my attempt to honor my Mom's Mom.
|Donna as a grade-schooler|
|Donna as a newlywed|
|I love this picture of my Grandparents |
as a rockin'' cool young couple.
|From an early age, I loved being the |
center of attention. Here I am, sporting my
Uncle's Ray Bans, with Mom, Grandparents,
and Great-Grandma Adeline.
|Happy in their Golden Years|
|Grandma loved living at Brookestone|
Meadows Care Center
|I love this image of my Granddad's impish grin|
Last Sunday, April 22nd, was the couple's 76th wedding anniversary. I believe that my grandparents are together again in spirit.
A brief biography of Grandmother is HERE. The site includes a link to the bio of Granddad as well.
may flights of Angels sing thee to thy sleep