92 Years of Memories

by - Friday, October 26, 2012

My grandma died last night. Knowing it was coming didn't really make it any easier. As soon as I saw my mom's name pop up on my caller ID last night, I knew what she was calling to say. It's still hard.


A few years ago, my Aunt Chris started digitizing some of the really old pictures of our family. I've been looking through them a lot since last night and so grateful that my aunt put in the work to do that. I thought I'd share a few of my favorites.


I love this picture of my grandma when she was younger.

Dad and grandma

My dad and grandma at my parents' wedding

Grandma and me

This is my grandma and me...though I kind of look like a boy.

Grandma and me 88

I look much more like a girl in this one

Grand kids
Grandma with all the cousins in '89


This was about two years ago at her 90th birthday party.

Funeral arrangements are in the works, but it's kind of hard to plan a good date when a giant freakin' hurricane is about to demolish the east coast.

And that's about all I can process right now. I'll be back at some point with updated MCM thoughts and to show off the cool shirts we'll be running in.

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  1. Kandi5:28 AM

    I'll be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. I'm glad you had a good number of years with your grandma.

  2. so very sorry for your loss. my prayers are with you and your family.

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss Jess. I know she will be greatly missed.

  4. Laura8:36 AM

    what a nice post, Jess :) I love those pics too!

  5. jess, i am so sorry for your loss. the old pictures are so cute though and i am sure everyone is glad your aunt took some time to save those. thoughts and prayers to your family, and i hope sandy cooperates for both the funeral arrangements and MCM.

  6. LETIZIA12:38 AM

    A very wonderful job !

  7. Laurie Householder12:58 AM

    Beautiful tribute. So sorry for your family's loss.

  8. Kathy Exten Ewing1:52 PM

    What a nice tribute to your Grandmother and my Godmother. Thanks for sharing her with the world.

  9. Jess, I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. You have such wonderful pictures of her and that is one amazing photo of her on the car. That would be printed and hung in my house. :) My thoughts are with you as you mourn her.