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Thursday, February 23, 2006

 

My Grandma

This is one of my favorite pictures of my Grandma, Narcie Delilah Magee. It was taken on Christmas day 2004 and she is modeling the hat I made just for her.

She passed away on Friday, Feb 17th, 2006 at the age of 96. And she will be missed.

Grandma was a very honest person and could be quite outspoken with her honesty. She had a strong Christian faith in the love of God and the power of prayer. She firmly believed that one should always do the right thing and never try to cheat or hurt others. And she has left a legacy that will be passed on down.

Grandma loved to sew, quilt, and crochet. I can't even begin to imagine how many dresses, quilts and afghans she made over the years. She was raised on a farm, lived her life on a farm and knew what a hard day of work was.

And she was a pretty good cook! When I was a child, she would make these great big teacakes that I just loved. (And I never got the recipe for those.) She would also make fried apple tarts and the best creamed corn ever. Now she has told me how to make her creamed corn and I've tried it a few times, but I've never been able to make creamed corn like hers. (Gonna miss that corn 'cause she would always make some up whenever I went down to visit.)


But, there are plenty of reminders of her left here. Grandma also loved flowers and her yard is full of bulbs and plants. Jonquils, larkspurs, roses, and camelias will bloom all through the yard. The picture here is the remains of the pecan tree that fell over during "The Storm". The jonquils came up and bloomed last week, growing sideways on the root ball. A remainder that life does go on regardless of the circumstances.

(And I need to remember to dig up a few of these bulbs for my yard.)

Love ya Gran-ma! I'll see you later.

Comments:
You wrote a very nice memoriam.
 
I'm so sorry for your loss. My own grandmother died several years ago, and boy do I miss her! After she passed away, I got some lilac from her yard, and now have a wonderful lilac bush of my own. You should definitely get some your grandmas plants. It's a wonderful way of rememberance.
 
What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. I hope you can get some of the plants for your yard so you have have a little "Grandma corner." A good place to sit and do your daily devotional, pray, and enjoy life!

PS I love your coat in the autumn colors you made. I have a friend who lives in Mississippi. She says it's up to 80 degrees down there already. You may not get a lot opportunities to wear your beautiful coat until next winter!

I'm crochetmama from Cville. I love meeting fellow Baptists!
 
Aw, Julie, I'm sorry to read that your grandma passed. I know that you will miss her. Her picture reminded me a lot of my mother-in-law who passed away in March 2003. I'll be thinking of you as you go through this transition of life without her. I'm sure you have precious memories of her to hold onto. She'll forever be in your heart even if she can't be with you on earth anymore. God bless you, Julie.
 
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