Mother left this worldly existence for a final journey to the heavens.
She was 92.
|Mary Elizabeth 6 mos|
|Thomasville HS Photo|
She was residing in a nursing home in Louisvile. She had moved there in 2009 to live with my sister Abby. Her health started failing in the past year and she was resolved to a higher more spiritual calling.
After Daddy passed on in 1998 she came to Oregon to live with John and me in 2000. I am thankful for the time we were able to spend during those 9 years. This time also gave her time with my kids and grandkids.
We persuaded her to travel to British Columbia visiting Victoria and Whistler as well as trips to Texas and California. Her favorite outing was with her dear friend, Rose, to Spirit Mountain Casino. No big jackpots, but fun anyway. She was present for great grandsons, Colt and Cade's birth.
They called her "grandma chocolate" as she always had Hershey bars for them.
We were very close and confided in her many times. She always had good advice and was a good sounding board. She and Daddy instilled in me a sense of values, fairness, caring for those less fortunate and family. Since I was the oldest of three by ten years and both parents worked, I also developed maturity and independence and thankful for this.
Mother was the oldest of 4 children with the youngest brother, Frank, still living. Her father died when she was 12 and her mother raised the children alone. Mother grew up on North Carolina. She married Daddy at age 19 and had me at age 20. Daddy's family was Jewish, so Mother who had been raised a Baptist converted before marrying.
|Mother & Daddy|
|Cheek to Cheek|
I last visited with her in August 2012. She was so frail and legally blind.
I felt then this would be my last visit.
|Last Visit With Mother|
|With Children Amy,Abby & Sean|
Thank you Mother for giving me life. I love you.