Friday, 21 September 2018

Away in Manitoba

I won't be blogging next week. My Rare One and I will be in Manitoba attending my Mom's memorial service. Here's the "Then and Now" portrait the funeral home made for her obituary. I think it's great! The two photos were taken nearly 70 years apart, in 1943 and 2011.


50 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

awwww....what a great photo.

Mildred Ratched said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences. Your mother was a beautiful woman. The funeral home did a superb job of blending the past and the present. What a great idea!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Beautiful photos! Wishing you sweet memories.

mistress maddie said...

That's a touching photo in memory. Safe travels to you. And wrap your memory around you. Your mother is never really gone.

DEZMOND said...

Your moma had a really long life. It was very nice of the funeral home to make the lovely photo. Hope the memorial service will bring only warm memories of your mother, Debs.

Bob Slatten said...

Your mother was a beautiful woman. That's a great idea for a photo.

Safe travels and Peace,

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Sorry for your loss. It gets better but it sucks to lose a parent. Hope you have a safe trip.

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, Grieving does hurt for a long time, but that only reflects the high quality of the original relationship. That is a beautiful tribute photograph. I have been going over some old family photographs lately, and with each one I realize how precious they are.
--Jim

Harry Hamid said...

I'm so sorry. I am always at a loss to know what to say about these things, but I can't even imagine. It's a wonderful picture and I look forward to when you're back home and blogging.

Bob Johns said...

What a fantastic picture! My condolences to you and your family.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love how her eyes never lost their shine. And that smile... I bet her soul continues to smile just as warm and bright. I shall light a candle for her, Debra... and my love is with you and yours.

Ellie-TheForgottenMuse said...

What a beautiful photo. I am so very sorry. My condolences to you and all who loved and knew her.

Kirk said...

Again, sorry for your loss, and that's a great photo.

Missy George said...

How nice of them to do that. I have never seen that done and what a great idea! Have a safe trip. So sorry for your loss..

Leeanna Henderson said...

My deepest condolences my dear friend. That was a really sweet thing for the funeral home to do for you. Be safe.

Birdie said...

I love this picture. They did a great job.

Holding space for you and your family.

Carol Blackburn said...

Sorry for your loss. Have a safe trip. The picture is beautiful.

Joanne Noragon said...

Beautiful.

^.^ said...

… to all the girls I've loved before
who travelled in and out my door
I'm glad they came along I dedicate this song
to all the girls I've loved before …

… and your mumme is the most beautiful girl of all and will be with you forever, friend D.

Hugs. cat.

bill lisleman said...

I remember your butterfly post. All the best.

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

What a beautiful, beautiful lady!

Safe journey to over here. Bring your wellies.

brewella deville said...

It seems as if you had a great relationship with your mom, and you were lucky enough to have her around for a long time.

Laura said...

Such a wonderful photo! Safe travels.
blessings
~*~

e said...

Sending you love...

Rosemary said...

A charming 'then and now' portrait made of your mother which will lovely for you to keep and treasure.

Marie Smith said...

Your Mom still had the twinkle in her eyes, Debra. Sending a hug your way!

The Happy Whisk said...

Safe travels to you both. Love the picture.

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

Please accept my sincere condolences. Travel safely and know I'm lighting a candle for this moment in time. wishing you comfort, xoxo Oma Linda

miruspeg said...

What a fabulous idea, the now and then photos.
Take care dear friend.
Big hugs
Peggy xxxx

Susan Kane said...

Safe journey to you and the Rare One. She was a lovely woman, and it is easy to see she has the same eyes and spunk.

bj said...

She was a gorgeous lady..that is such a great photo idea. I wonder who I would get in touch with to have one done to be used at my memorial? Travel safely and know that I will keep you on my mind for comfort through it all...
Love to you...
(I had all my upper teeth pulled today and am wearing false teeth...it feels like my mouth is full of concrete...:(

Magic Love Crow said...

I will light a candle and say a prayer for your mom! The portrait the funeral home made of your mom is so beautiful! Your mom had great eyes and such a pretty smile! Safe travels for you and your Rare One! Big Hugs Debra!

JP said...

Have a wonderful time, remembering.
JP x

Kay G. said...

Beautiful photos of your Mom, young and old. What beautiful hair! Thinking of you.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Your mom is so beautiful. Enjoy celebrating her life.

Liz Hinds said...

What a beautiful woman with a peace about her.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

She grew even more youthful and beautiful. Her face shows a life of love and sense of tranquility. May it be a healing time for you, Debra.

Adam said...

I like the photo idea.

Martha said...

What a lovely photo! Safe travels to both of you. Sending lots of hugs xo

Guillaume said...

Very touching picture. I don't know if I should say "enjoy your time there", but I hope the memorial brings back many happy memories, as it sometimes does.

Hena Tayeb said...

My deepest condolences. That is a lovely photo

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JACKIESUE said...

oh Debra..I'm so sorry...I have been out of pocket about reading posts and didn't know..may the goddess bless you and your mom..I'm so so sorry...wish there was something I could do..give you a big ole Texas hug..much love to you.

Susan said...

Wonderful photograph - safe travel.

baili said...

She was incredibly graceful looking lady
her old pic resembles to an old actress here ,really beautiful !!!

Thank you for the sharing!

hope you feeling better as wherever your mom is right now want you to stay happy and strong as you been always my friend!
safe journey ,hugs!!!

LL Cool Joe said...

I hope the trip goes well. That's a lovely montage of your mother at different stages of her life.

Elsie Amata said...

I'm holding you and The Rare One in my thoughts and in my heart. Such a beautiful picture of your mom.

Elsie

AntiquityTravelers said...

Beautiful photos of your mom. So sorry to hear

jono said...

Such a beautiful woman!

Fundy Blue said...

I'm sorry to learn that your mother passed away, Debra! I hope that you and your Rare One had as good a trip as possible. Love the merged portrait! Your mother was beautiful and looks very strong. Sending you a big hug!

Connie in Hartwood said...

The photo of your mom is fabulous! Sending my deepest condolences.