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Parting is hell, but life goes on, so sing well.
Author: Raine    Date: 04/23/2015 13:10:28

We'll be hitting the road in a few hours toNYS as this weekend is a memorial for Oma.

She was born June 27th, 1919.

Sans 8 years and plus three, this is what she saw happen in the world while she was here.



Her husband, my Opa passed away in 1986. She adopted two boys after she gave birth to my mother. In between she miscarried a young girl.

She was a foster parent to countless children.

One of my uncles passed away about 5 years ago.

She had 3 granddaughters, and three great grandchildren by birth. She had scores more by choice.

She loved to give people a pat on the behind as a sign of affection. She hated beer, but loved rum and cokes on special occasions. She used to collect music boxes and Barbie dolls.

She liked to sit back in her later years and just watch and listen to chatter all around her, often rolling her eye at a blue joke and eventually laughing at it.

I loved her very much, and while I know she lived a long life that gave a lot of love, I will miss her. Bob sent me these to me last night as I was putting together the memorial cards, I wanted to share two with you.

Like my Oma, I too have extended family, and you are a part of it.

If I should go before the rest of you
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone,
Nor when I'm gone speak in a Sunday voice
But be the usual selves that I have known.
Weep if you must, Parting is hell,
But Life goes on, So sing as well.
Joyce Grenfell


"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you."
Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)


Good bye for now, Oma. Give Opa a hug from me.



https://wondersatwork.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pooh_quote.jpg

24 comments (Latest Comment: 04/23/2015 22:17:09 by TriSec)
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Comment by Mondobubba on 04/23/2015 13:19:59
Damn allergies.

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/23/2015 13:22:33
Here is to Oma. My her memory live on.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/23/2015 13:25:08
stupid dust *sniffle*


Morning

Comment by wickedpam on 04/23/2015 13:26:55
Raine - please pass my condolences onto your family. Your Oma sounds like a really great lady who was loved as well as he loved.

Comment by Raine on 04/23/2015 13:27:24


Comment by trojanrabbit on 04/23/2015 13:50:40
Again, my condolences to your family, Raine. Sounds like an absolutely wonderful woman.

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/23/2015 13:52:00
Comment by BobR on 04/23/2015 14:06:42

13 out of 16. I missed the white one, plus two others.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/23/2015 14:10:20



got 10/16 damn contemporary art - white or white on white, really!

Comment by Raine on 04/23/2015 14:13:33
Quote by BobR:

13 out of 16. I missed the white one, plus two others.

15 out of 16. I got the white painting incorrect….

Comment by Raine on 04/23/2015 14:13:52
Quote by wickedpam:



got 10/16 damn contemporary art - white or white on white, really!

TELL ME ABOUT IT!

Comment by wickedpam on 04/23/2015 14:19:08
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:



got 10/16 damn contemporary art - white or white on white, really!

TELL ME ABOUT IT!



Also tripped up on the black square that was Vermeer. That could have been anything

Comment by Raine on 04/23/2015 14:50:20
sent Clinster some love. I just saw he is in the hospital! boo.


for Clinster!

Comment by wickedpam on 04/23/2015 14:58:24
Quote by Raine:
sent Clinster some love. I just saw he is in the hospital! boo.


for Clinster!



~~~~~ positive vibes for everyone!!!! ~~~~~~~~

Comment by Scoopster on 04/23/2015 16:19:33
Quote by Raine:
sent Clintster some love. I just saw he is in the hospital! boo.


for Clintster!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~{{{{{{ Healing Vibes for Clint!! }}!}}}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Comment by Scoopster on 04/23/2015 16:20:38
Oh yeah.. afternoon all! damn allergy meds are fully ramped up now, so I'm no longer congested but I get sooo drowsy!

Comment by Raine on 04/23/2015 16:32:51
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh yeah.. afternoon all! damn allergy meds are fully ramped up now, so I'm no longer congested but I get sooo drowsy!

what are you taking?

I switched from Allegra to Zyrtec and it seems to be working better.

Comment by Raine on 04/23/2015 16:37:38
log gin out for now! see you all later!

Comment by Scoopster on 04/23/2015 17:01:12
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh yeah.. afternoon all! damn allergy meds are fully ramped up now, so I'm no longer congested but I get sooo drowsy!

what are you taking?

I switched from Allegra to Zyrtec and it seems to be working better.

I'm taking Zyrtec. It does the job so I'm happy sticking with it.

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/23/2015 17:21:52
Quote by Raine:
log gin out for now! see you all later!


I can't take the Zyrtec, it makes me fall down and snore.

Comment by Scoopster on 04/23/2015 17:27:43
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
log gin out for now! see you all later!


I can't take the Zyrtec, it makes me fall down and snore.

Seems like that's exactly what's happening to me.

Comment by TriSec on 04/23/2015 18:16:49
Oh dear, oh dear. A project I spent the last 10 months on to automate a process just resulted in the person that did it getting laid off. I suck.



Comment by Scoopster on 04/23/2015 18:20:24
Good news for the teabaggers - Eric Holder is OUT! GONE! BUHBYE!

Comment by TriSec on 04/23/2015 22:17:09
Ok, so I just cracked an egg in the sink and dropped the shell in my mixing bowl. It's been a long day.