Saturday, June 26, 2010

July 12, 1921-June 26, 2010.


Grandma and waves.

Grandma and Kay showing off the new bikes, Clinton, IA, 1942.

Resting her tired dogs.


Jackie O.



Hob and Grandma.

My grandma.

My grandma died peacefully, at home, with family, after just a few weeks of home hospice care.

"Tomorrow is a special day," she inexplicably told her youngest daughter yesterday. And she was right.


  1. I'm so sorry. These photos are beautiful. <3

  2. Beautiful, beautiful photos. That is so moving. So much love to you and your family.

  3. Dang she was so cool! That hat, those bikes! I can see the family resemblance. Really really sorry for your loss MH.

  4. Thanks y'all.

    I feel compelled to note that the hat is actually a rug (according to the writing on the back of the photo), crocheted by her sister. That actually makes it cooler, right?

  5. I'm so sorry, Krisanne.

  6. I'm sorry for your loss.

  7. Oh, friend, I'm so sorry, and I'm sorry I didn't know this when I saw you yesterday. It looks like your grandma had a wonderful life, and I'm glad you got to have her in your life for a nice long time. Much love to you and your family.

  8. Amazing photos. I'm so sorry. I still miss my grandma and it's been over a decade.

  9. BFS, no worries. I didn't want to talk about it because a) I knew I would cry if people were nice to me and b) I didn't want to be like "oh hi, death in the family, now let's have a fun benefit concert wooo!"

    I appreciate all y'all's sympathy.

  10. So sorry to hear about your grandma. Thank you for sharing the photos.

  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your post is a beautiful tribute.

  12. KA, I thought I commented on this, and I was coming back to comment AGAIN. I'm such an admirer of your loving family. Love to her and to all of you. The photos are wonderful, especially the bike one, and the one of her dancing with Hobby. XO.