Friday, January 7, 2011

100 Years

About 200 people came to help celebrate her 100th birthday last May. In the autumn family gathered for their 75th wedding anniversary.

We were losing her a little at a time, but then just after Christmas, in a few days she was gone. He was at her side. More than 200 folks came to the celebration of life at her church this past week.

She was a Master Gardener, an artist with flowers and knitting needles and women's hats and sewing machine, an election judge, a church youth advisor, a world traveler, a maker of tasty herb meatloaf. On many a Christmas Eve she sang the Hallelujah Chorus with the church choir. She was my husband's mother.