Friday, December 23, 2011

Fondly Friday

Summi's Mummi Shelly and Her Mummi Bonnie
What a smile!

A memory of times gone by - and how Shelly and her mom spent quite a few Saturday nights in Glenwood IA - watching Lawrence Welk together - including their last Saturday night together - which happened last weekend

After a battle of several years with the nasty Big A, a stroke finally took her - although she fought it

Over the past week or so , anytime I got a text or call from Shelly, I answered with trepidation - and Shelly would answer she's still here - despite what the awesome hospice staff expected - at one point, I said she's waiting for Winter -

So Wednesday morning, the text came - she chose today - so when our candle was lit Wednesday evening, it was for Summi's Mummi's Mummi's journey as well

How fitting that Thursday - December 22 - was Shelly's parents' 65th Wedding Anniversary - and they got to spend it together -

I will be wearing blue today - along with most of the residents of Glenwood as they celebrate a special member of their community - as it was Bonnie's favourite colour

Hey Khyra - thanks for letting me borrow your blog for today!

Hugz&Khysses From Khyra's Khorner



MFT and Phyllis
what a lovely tribute. She was one smart lady knowing what she wanted until the end. Momma use to watch the Lawrence Welk show w/ my neighbor Mary every Sat. Always a fond memory.


Holly and Khady said...

And our mom will be giving lots of hugs to Summi's Mummi Friday from so many of us who care so much for her and treasure her friendship. Summi's Mummi will definitely feel the love! So sad that Bonnie is no longer with us, but she is finally at peace and can celebrate 65 years with her beloved. That's just as it should be.

Keith Andrea said...

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Keisha said...

That is lovely. (nose taps)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I'm so sorry for your loss *cuddle*

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

I'm so sorry for Summi's Mummi's loss :(

My Grandma (who was more of a Mummi) had the Big A. I'm missing her more than usual this time of year, which is weird because she was never big into Christmas. I guess because everyone is focusing on family and mine feels lacking.

I'll be wearing blue too - it's part of my required uniform, but I'll be thinking of Summi's Mummi's Mummi. Their whole family is in my thoughts. Soft woos from Layla :(

Priscilla said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of Summi's Mummi's Mummi. Our thoughts and prayers are on the way to Summi's Mummi.

It's a lovely tribute to such a wonderful woman.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Summi's mummi. What a beautiful tribute.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What a beautiful tribute. Blessings to all who love her. xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Our deepest sympathies to Shelly and her family. It is very difficult to lose a mother, and to have it happen at this time of the year makes ot especially tough. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shelly and family.

Kathie and The OP Pack

KB said...

You wrote such a beautiful tribute. My condolences to you and to her family. I'm sure that everyone is missing her.

Gus said...

What a beautiful lady, looking gorgeous in her favorite color! Our thoughts are with all her family and friends.

gussie n teka

( we are in St. Loulis, helping all the folks who live with Aunt Marie celebrate Christmas. They love our little bells!)

brandi said...

How sweet they got to spend the time together. Hugs to the family. My dad also waited for his favorite time of year--fall. And always made us sing his favorite Christmas Carol twice every Christmas Eve (he was a minister): Silent Night. We both loved Christmas, too. Fond memories indeed!

Frankie Furter said...

So very VERY much sorry about the loss... here but OH the reunion that was had... THERE.

Wonderful post.

Frankie Furter said...

Dear Long Time and much BELOVED furend,
I would like to wish YOU and all those that you Love... a very VERY
Merry Christmas!

Jan said...

"She chose today" is such a wonderful way of expressing sad news in a joyful way. Your tribute was very moving.

3 doxies said...

I sooooo agree withs Jan's comment.
Dis was just beautifuls!
We'll keeps them all in our thoughts.


SissySees said...

Hugs and good vibes... Beautiful tribute to your friend.

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

what a wonderful tribute, thanks fur sharing.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

She looks like such a lovely lady!


BeadedTail said...

Lovely tribute to Summi's Mummi's Mummi. Our thoughts are with Shelly.

Ginger Jasper said...

A very beautiful tribute indeed. How very fiiting that it was on the special day.. With her loved one.. Hugs GJ xx

Clive said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Summi's mummi.

What a beautiful tribute,
Clive and Murray

Summit the Super Mal said...

Thank you so much for the perfect post!! Moms are so special and I cherished each and every moment with her. Lawrence Welk was a favorite and we would look at the beautiful dresses and outfits and she would clap after all the songs. She most certainly did chose the day and as much as I will miss her, I'm delighted that it was on her terms. Thank you all for the lovely wishes. What a wonderful family we are a part of.


Two French Bulldogs said...

sending good vibes. What a nice tribute
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

She did it her way, but we still send love and prayers to the family. Its still sad,, no matter when it happens. Its just so hard.