Saturday, January 22, 2011

Grandma Annie Mae

Thanks so much, Blogger Friends, for your kind words and prayers. My beloved Grandma Annie Mae left this world yesterday morning, peacefully, and in the company of loved ones. This short video was made at her 97th birthday party last October (by cousin Susan). I think at that time we knew that we wouldn’t have her long, but she remained strong in her faith and mind right up to the end.

Grandma’s Advice for a Long Life


video

Hugs to all...

38 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Oh, Tammy I'm so saddened to read this. Heaven has a sweet new angel of that I am certain.
My thoughts go out to you and your family members at this sad time.
What a wonderful lady she was.
Hugs,
Jo
x

Rachel said...

Praise the Lord. Jesus is now holding her in his tender, loving arms. Still I am sad for your loss. But, what a comfort to know you'll see her again.

Blondee said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Donna said...

Wow, what a good long life, and she still had her mind working! She looks and sounds like a sweetie. I know she'll be missed, but you know where she is now.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Please accept my sincere condolences! What a special lady!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

So sorry for your loss. She will be with you always. God bless you and your family !!

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Tammy I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. It sounds like you will have wonderful memories to treasure about her. I am thinking of you and your family.
Staci

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Tammy,
I'm sorry on your family's loss. This video of your grandmother is so sweet. Oh, might I add she's a very beautiful lady :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Brenda said...

I am sorry for your loss. Her advice should be taken by all. I'm sure you will miss her, but have her memories always.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

You are so lucky to have your Grandma on tape and hear her voice for years to come. I wish I could have done that with my grandparents. Bless her little pea pick heart!!!

Condolances to you and yours.

edenhills said...

So sorry to hear you've lost your grandmother. Blessings to you and your family.

Teresa

mountain mama said...

awe...she's in the best place now having the time of her life!!!

very sorry for your loss though, grandma's are amazing people.

God bless~

Country Dreaming said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandmother.


Blessings and prayers to you and your family.

Melinda

Verde Farm said...

Oh Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. She will be a part of your life and soul forever. How wonderful that you had her so long and have so much of her within you. My prayers for you and your family.
Hug, Amy

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Oh, Tammy! I'm so sorry for your loss. But happy for her to be in her Savior's arms! Very bittersweet, I know; lost my mother 7 years ago and my heart aches just to be with her at times. But occasionally, God has given me a dream where she and I spent the entire day together just doing stuff and when I woke up, I felt as if I had really spent a day with her! Someday, I'll get to spend eternity with her and others who have gone before.

I just had to comment on the nails... my grandmother was so careful to keep her nails painted but in the hospital they must have made her take it off to monitor her vitals or something. When she passed, we had her nails painted; she would have been pleased as punch.

from my front porch... said...

My Nana is now in assisted living. At age 89, she was dignosed with Alzheimers two years ago. But, I am grateful. Grateful to still have her even though her memory is failing.
When it does come time for her to leave, I know she will be with your Grandmother! And they will sit in heaven & share stories of us!
May you have comfort in this time, Tammy.
God Bless, misha

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Prayers to your family during this time.

~Tonia said...

I am so sorry....

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is touching- I'm sorry, yet I think it's both sad and beautiful..she's gone home and she left a legacy! The video speaks volumes.. she looked good and of sound mind- amazing!
You'll be in my thoughts Tammy (hugs)!

Cheryl said...

Oh Tammy I am so sorry for your loss!!
I hope all of your warmest memories of your Grandma will bring you comfort!
Thinking of you and your family at this sad time!

Feral Female said...

So sorry to read that Tammy. You and yours are in our thoughts in this sad time.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

OH Tammy I'm so sorry to to read about your Grandma...my heart goes out to you and your family. It looks as though she lived a good and long life and had the love of a very caring family. You'll cherish those memories forever. Thank you for sharing that video with us. All the best to you and your family.
Maura X

Karen said...

Hugs to you, Tammy. I'm so sorry for you loss. May you be comforted by the memories of you Grandma.

Q said...

Dear Tammy,
It is a testament of how much you love as to how painful the loss of a loved one is. She gave you so much.
You and yours are in my prayers.
Hugs,
Sherry

Rural Rambler said...

Tammy I am so sorry. Your Grandma, you and your family will be in my prayers. You have been on my mind. Hugs.

McVal said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Grandma! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
She had very good advice and is basking in the glories of Heaven now.

Rural Revival said...

Oh Tammy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It's so hard to say good bye, even when we know it's just for a short time. I read the following quote at my dad's funeral. It comforted him and I when my grandparents passed away. I hope it brings you some comfort too.

Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well.

Big hugs to you my friend,
Andrea

Carol............. said...

What a beautiful woman!

Although I'm sorry for your loss, I'm happy that she's on to a brand new adventure.

Deanna said...

I'm sorry you lost your grandma, Tammy. You will treasure that video. It was very touching. What a special lady you have in heaven watching over you!

Ellen said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and the emptiness I know you and your family feel. But what a peaceful joy it must be to know that she is in the presence of our Father and one day you'll be in her sweet company again and forever. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.

xoxo,
Ellen

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Tammy, I just read about your grandmother. I am so sorry for your loss. That is a touching video that you will always have and treasure. May your memories, and the sure knowledge that you will see her again someday, comfort you.
Hugs, Cheryl

Catherine said...

Hello Tammy,
Sorry to hear about your loss.I send my blessings to you and your family. ( thank you for your visit, it's nice to hear from you)
Catherine

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Dear Tammy, I am saddened for you and your family and pray for comfort for you all. What a wonderful lady your Grandma was! Thanks for sharing her with us.
(((hugs)))
Leslie

Karen said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog - came over because of a recommendation from Patti T, one of your friends. I am going to build a chicken coop and keep chickens for the first time ever, and I've been looking for good advice. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother - and was so touched by your hand photos - there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss my grandmother dearly.

I am going to email you a touched up photo of your "hands"... I wish I had thought of this before my grandmother was no longer with us. I hope you don't mind, Patti will tell you I'm not a stalker..lol..

Thistle Cove Farm said...

My condolences on the loss of your Grand; she looked like a wonderfully wise woman.

Patty Sumner said...

What wonderful advice your Grandmother gave for a good long life. How true! What a legacy she is leaving her family. I found your blog while browsing some others. I like it! Your faith shines through! Blessings and come check my blog out....

Mountain Woman said...

Oh Tammy, my prayers are with you and your family. I'm so sorry you lost your remarkable Grandmother.

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

tammy, your grandma seemed so sweet~ bless you and please know i will pray for you to find comfort in knowing she is still with you in spirit, you just can't see or hear her anymore. it is so tough to lose our dear grandparents. take care girl...

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