Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Grandma

Today I said good bye to my Grandma.  I will miss her very much and our family will be different because of her absence.  She was the beloved matriarch of our family, one of a kind, who lived a rich 94 years.  In this photo of her wedding day she carried a big bouquet of pink roses and a similar bouquet was placed on her casket today from her children.  We have a large family and it was heart warming to see so many at her funeral.  Even though it was a sad occasion, it was terrific to be together with my many aunts, uncles, and layers of cousins. It verifies my existence to see common noses, smiles, personalities, hair qualities, and wrinkly eyes.  And to think it all started with these two people, my grandparents.....