Sunday, October 04, 2009
She who has gone, so we but cherish her memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (with some liberties).
Dorothy Emily Grace
Born Feb. 16th 1902, died October 4th, 1957
One of the first memories I have of my Mother is of her singing 'Ramona' as she swept the kitchen floor.
To be honest I did truly remember this when I was younger. Now, I remember that I remembered it, but it still fills me with loving memories when I hear the song.
I cannot say enough about the courage with which she faced life, or the spirit which kept her sweet and loving and unselfish to the end. A lady of immense courage and bravery, she bore a painful and sometimes agonizing illness with an accepting heart.
To the world and to her friends she showed a warm and loving spirit, - always encouraging, always providing an inspiration to those who found life's burdens troublesome and came to her for cheering.
She has been a light to lighten our lives, - mine and my sister's, and hopefully through us she has touched our families with her ever loving courage.