Saturday, October 15, 2011

Remembering Grandma

Memories of Grandma
making little girls feel special
when we came to tea.

My Grandma Rose was an amazing woman, who made each of her grandchildren feel precious to her. It's a gift few have. This is one of the two photos I have of Grandma with me. My older sister Janie and I were having a tea party with Grandma. I cherish this photo.

Grandma survived the death of three sons in WWII, and her husband in a trucking accident, all within a few years. She was a strong woman who raised the remainder of her children as a single parent, including my mother, the baby of the family.

We lost Grandma when I was eight years old, but she has never left my mind. I've always considered her my guardian angel. If you look closely, you can almost see her wings.

 Celebrating Dia de Bloglandia with the folks at recuerdo mi corazon


Susie Clevenger said...

What beautiful memories of your grandmother..she must have been an amazing woman...and it does look like she has wings :)

Spadoman said...

I definitely see her wings! In our unique living situation of having our Grandchildren living in our home for the time being, I see the interaction of Grandma, or Na as she is referred to here in Spadoville, and the four children. I have witnessed amny a tea party. Every child has had her presence throughout any kind of triumph or trauma. I hope thatb they have the same kinds of loving memories that you have when they get older and raise families of their own.
This page today is a very pleasant place to be.


Cheryl said...

I love your sharing of Grandma Rose today. Grandmas are special. I too, lost my Granny at age 8. Tea parties are special, too. said...

You were blessed with a caring and wonderful grandmom. Thank you for sharing her with us. Lovely picture.

GlorV1 said...

I love that you remember your Grandma as you do, with her wings. I think we all have such great memories of Grandma's and Grandpa's. Thank you for sharing.

lyle baxter said...

what a great photo of grandma! She must have been a tough woman to go thru all that sorrow and raise her daughter alone.

gma said...

Oh I could see her wings. How wonderful to have tea parties with Grandma.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Her wings are clearly visible but I also see them on you and your sister. What a beautiful tribute to your grandma--and as a grandma myself, I can only hope that my own beloveds will remember me one day as you've remembered your grandma.

rebecca said...

before i read a single word i sat drinking in the essence of your grandmother. i saw her wings immediately. so lovely!

thank you for this tender straight to my heart memory of your grandmother and the place she resides forever in your heart.

rebecca said...

dear helen,
i shared your beautiful winged grandmother today!
thank you!

rebecca said...

dear helen,

once again i have shared your profoundly touching memory of grandma rose in my art of remembering. i want to thank you for your constant inspiration and friendship. may your day be filled with cherished memories.

rebecca said...

dear helen,
this morning i have once again shared your amazing memories of angels and wings. postcards from paradise is once again dedication each sunday in october to The Art of Remembering.
i cannot begin to tell you how deeply moved i am with this outpouring of love, and i hope you will return to woo us once more with your stories!
please invite your blog family, the more stories, all the more love igniting our hearts!

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