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Monday, October 05, 2009

Remembering our Elizabeth



Remembering my maternal grandma . . . and the Mother my Mom never knew . . .

"I'd like to add some beauty to life," said Anne dreamily. "I don't exactly want to make people KNOW more . . . though I know that IS the noblest ambition . . . but I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me . . . to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born." — L.M. Montgomery

Elizabeth, I sure am glad you were born . . . because of your birth . . . and the gift of life you gave my Mom . . . I've been blessed with the very best Mother I could have ever dreamed of . . . with love & gratitude . . . from your granddaughter . . .

Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith . . . born 5th October 1912 in Biddeford, Maine . . . died 3rd February 1932 in Lynn, Massachusetts . . .

5 comments:

Gini said...

Beautiful tribute as always Vickie, she made all the difference in the world, there is you along with your very special mom.

Heather Rojo said...

The name Marilla always makes me think of "Anne of Green Gables", too! There are a few Marillas sprinkled throughout my research.

Gini said...

A beautiful post with the most wonderful words...

Jim S said...

What a great tribute. I'd love to hear more about Elizabeth.

Regards, Jim

Anne Kruszka said...

My mom's mother died when my mom was 7 years old. Luetta Meyer Zimmeth died Dec 20, 1931 at the age of 36. For most of my mother's 7+ years she lived with an aunt, because Luetta had TB and was incapable of caring for her children.

My dad's mother, Mary Bowman Percival died when dad was 13. So I missed out on knowing both grandmothers. I, too am thankful for them, and wish I had known them.

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