16.4.10

edythe allegra jackson



my gramma jackson passed away this evening. she was almost ninety-eight years old. it is a blessing, as she has been suffering, but i am still heartbroken. i miss sleepovers at gramma's house, i miss her cold toes on my legs in the middle of the night, i miss her always singing, i miss the smell of her house, i miss laughing allegra, i miss her pussy willows poem, i miss her mumbling 'oh hells bells' under her breath, i miss her many beautiful shoes, i miss her diamond heart necklace, i miss her maraschino cherries story, i miss her tissues tucked in every sleeve, i miss her scotch mints in every pocket, and i miss so much more.

i love looking at these old pictures while i am waiting for more news from home. i am happy for her, for she has been waiting to be with her sweetheart again for a long, long time...

i love you, gramma. and i miss you terribly.








r&y

6 comments:

Hands Full said...

Mom and I want all these pictures for the funeral.

Carol Smith said...

Holly, I was sad to hear about your grandma, especially when I read your sweet memories of her. I love the nostalgic-looking pictures of her and your grandpa. Thank your for sharing your heart. Hope all your memories bring you joy in spite of the sorrow.

julie said...

Love the pictures Holly. I love your recollections of her too- esp. the "hells bells". We will all miss her! I am so glad we had such a long time to love her :)

hearblack. said...

hope all is well, sorry to hear
these photos are incredible, really

Elyse said...

Awe, what a nice dedication to your great grandma. So sweet and great pics!

child of the universe said...

my grampa was an amazing photographer! and he ALWAYS had a camera on him at ALL times... and wasn't my gramma fabulous? their reunion must have been grande...