Goodbye Grandma Fanny

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    A few days ago, my wife's grandmother passed away at 12:05AM.

    Today we're driving over for the family visitation and tomorrow the funeral will happen.

    Fortunately all the kids and grandkids had an opportunity to say goodbye and Grandma Fanny lived to see the birth of another great grandchild and the marriage of my wife and I.

    She was 91 years old.

    JustAnotherBeing (Sarah Eben), and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Nick J Stone 111 months ago | reply

      Sad, my mother would have been 95 yesterday, she died 6 years ago after a serious stroke, I just couldn't record it at the time.

      Strangely, this is the second photo of it's type I've seen in my contacts photos this week, another contact's mother died 3 or 4 days ago, they uploaded the final pics.

      A very moving tribute, and a nice pic.
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    2. Owen Signal 111 months ago | reply

      A very moving shot, and a good way to say goodbye.

    3. justingreen19 111 months ago | reply

      A moving shot Brian.
      I'm going to take more family photos. Something that I've not done much, but something that needs to be done.

    4. SouthernBreeze 111 months ago | reply

      Brian, this is fantastic work!

      It works quite well!

      And, I'm glad to hear that you all were able to spend time with her before she took that long journey.

      You know, I've thought that when we grieve over another's death, it's not so much because of them, but because of us. That is to say, it's an inherently selfish expression on our part.

      Why?

      Quite simply, WE won't have them any more. Kinda' weird when you think about it, isn't it? Sorrow... is it not ultimately a self-centered expression? (And I do not mean to be critical, merely sharing my own thoughts, for I too sorrow on occasion.)

      I was very glad to read that she had so many years. That's truly a blessing!
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    5. L'eau Bleue 111 months ago | reply

      As expected, very excellent, very poignant image. If you'll pardon my saying so, the convergence of the beauty of your wife's freckled eyelid and her undoubtedly much-loved grandmother's age spots was the first thing that came to my mind. So sorry for your loss.

    6. [Adam Baker] 111 months ago | reply

      Elegant tribute Brian. It sounds like she left a happy woman.

    7. With Hope 111 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is a beautiful tribute. It's really very moving.

    8. nyah74 111 months ago | reply

      well, let's hope she lived a full life... hope your wife feels better soon!
      nice framing as usual!

    9. JustAnotherBeing (Sarah Eben) 110 months ago | reply

      This image really pulled me into deep thought...brought tears to my eyes as memories of my grandmothers seemed to emerge from the hands wrinkled with wisdom.

    10. magga mold 110 months ago | reply

      I'm so sorry!
      This is a wonderful photograph!

    11. LenkaSky 110 months ago | reply

      Very emotional moment.

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