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