Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'll Remember Her

Sunday around 2:30 p.m., my mother-in-law, Alleen Hogg, passed away. She was 91 years old. She always wanted us to have fun and laugh. That's kind of hard right now, but later, we will all gather again and remember...and laugh.

I told her one time that after she was gone, we'd all get together and read her cookbooks. That sentence sounds kind of funny all by itself. However, Alleen used to write notes to herself in the margins of her cookbooks and sometimes they were funny. I remember one that just said, "snowed today" but no date was written. She said, "promise you will laugh." See, I'm already doing it.

She received some flowers from a friend the other day. Too late for her to notice them. She loved roses. So, when we came home on Sunday, we brought them with us and naturally, I had to photograph them. My sister-in-law, Sandy, said she would like to paint them, so I took photographs while I could remember to do it before they faded away. So, here they are...beautiful aren't they?

So, enjoy the roses...and remember to laugh. For Alleen. See you soon. Pat


Judy said...

Oh Pat, I'm so sorry. The roses are beautiful and I'm glad you took pictures. I think the cookbooks will be fun when you are reading them.
My prayers are with you. Lots of Hugs.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Beautiful roses and I bet some wonderful memories.

rlbates said...

So sorry for your family's loss. Those are beautiful roses. Glad you have such good memories.

Unknown said...

What a lovely tribute! I send my condolences. The roses are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Pat ~
A lovely post. You've been on my mind these past few days and I'm hoping you and Richard and the rest of the family are enjoying some good memories along with the sorrows. Take care.

Sherry in Little Rock

Gaby Bee said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I send my condolences.
These roses are really beautiful.


Caron at Michigan Quilts said...

Pat, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother-in-Law. Beautiful flowers for a beautiful lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Pat I am so very sorry. My prayer is for God's peace to surround you and give you strength. blessings, marlene

Maya Sara Matthew said...

The cookbooks are such a wonderful way to remember your mother-in-law.The roses are gorgeous.My heart felt condolences to you and your family.

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

Pat, my deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. I hope your memories keep you in this time of sorrow.

Unknown said...

Hello Pat, so sorry for your familie's loss. The roses look wonderful, and I'm sure the paintings will be great. The cook books sound great fun and I'm sure they will bring back lots of memories.

Gayle said...

Thank you for writing such a gentle post about your mother-in-law. She sounds remarkable.

Jackie said...

She must have been a very special lady to have inspired such love and affection. So sorry but you have your lovely memories at least.

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