BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE

15042098_10100852983271486_8882713906720464894_oI will not be doing a fashion blog post today. I traveled to Tennessee and went straight to the funeral home. It was nice to see family and friends who came by to pay their respects to my Grandmother. My oldest son posted two stories about Granny on Facebook yesterday that I thought I would share with you.

1) She once killed a snake on her front porch by stepping on its head when she was 96 years old. At 97 she once again saw a snake but this time swept it off the porch. When asked why she didn’t kill it she replied, ‘I’m too old to be doing that!’ I guess 96 is where she draws the line!

2) When having a conversation in her late 90’s with my sister, Ashleigh, she asked, ‘Do you want to see a pic of me when I was younger?’ Ashleigh said, ‘Of course.’ fully expecting a pic of her when she was a baby or possibly a teenager. Granny (as everyone called her) pulled out a 5×7 framed picture that was taken just a year or so earlier. She was very proud of how ‘young’ she was in the pic!

Butterflies are free, fly high Granny.

tania

 

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  1. Sorry for your loss of Granny. She sounds like a wonderful lady. Btw, butterflies are also the symbol of my late younger sister who died years ago. God bless Granny — and you and your family.

  2. Cherish those stories and hold them near to your heart. Peace, blessings, love, joy and grace to you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. No matter what their age, we are never ready to let our grandparents go! Such a blessing that she made long lasting memories with your children, too! A wonderful legacy!

  4. Tania, I’m so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Sorry for your loss. RIP Granny.

  6. Joanne Scantlebury says:

    Your granny sounded so much fun. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Xxxx

  7. Prayers to you and your family.

  8. Beverly Taylor-Price says:

    So sorry about your Grandmother, Tania. Thankful for great memories and the hope of Heaven!

  9. That’s such a sweet story about your grandmother and great memories to look back on. I was very close to my grandma but she passed about 10 years ago. I took her on all kinds of trips back when I was in my 20’s (I’m now 47) and she was the best traveling companion. She was willing to go anywhere as long as it was with her Lor. Just loved loved loved her to death. I sometimes say life just hasn’t been quite right since she passed, but then that goes too for everyone I’ve lost since then. I have no more grandparents that are living so I hope all kids do treasure their grandparents when they have them because they don’t stay around for long. We have lots to learn from them!

  10. Patti Collins says:

    Awe, so very sorry for your loss! But you and your children are so lucky to have her in your lives for such a long time. The stories were priceless, and I know you will cherish them forever.

  11. Amy Shoemaker says:

    I alwas love to read your blog and follow your wonderful taste. I am sorry to hear about your loss of you Gradnmother. They are a precious treasure & leave many of us with so many great memories. My husbands business partner is from Livingston TN. I am sure you know the family. Livingston is a very small town. Kent Copeland is his name. He live in Cleveland TN where I live. Thinking of you at this time! Amy S. Cleveland, TN

  12. Melesa Garrison says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. She sounds like one tough chick…I love that your son has fun memories of how brave she was. Such cute stories! I hope and pray these memories will comfort the family during this time. God Bless, Tania

  13. Oh Tania- sending love and prayers for comfort for your loss.

  14. Lynneferd says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.

  15. May the the Lord bless you during this time. she sounds like a beautiful angel!??

  16. Charlcy Green says:

    Those beautiful, fun memories & stories are what make it bearable to lose them. I pray your day is blessed by those memories & close family. She was a beauty, like her granddaughter!

  17. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Gina D from McKinney says:

    Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. But it sounds like you have so many wonderful memories that you can cherish until you see her again in heaven.

  19. Precious memories buffer waves of sadness – hope you have thousands behind each and every tear you shed.

  20. Prayers and thoughts for your family!

  21. My sympathy to you. My grandmas have been gone over 40 years and I still miss them. Cherish your memories.

  22. Sending prayers to your family. Cherish the memories!

  23. Sending prays and hugs. It’s hard to lose grandparents no matter how old.

  24. Virginia Pfeiffer says:

    Prayers for you and your family. What a lovely lady. I can see where you get your sense of style, beauty and grace. What a wonderful, interesting life she must have lived.

  25. I am so sorry for your families loss. Treasure the memories

  26. Such precious memories to cherish, what an inspirational woman. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. God bless you!

  27. My prayers are with you and your family….your granny sounds like a sweetheart!!! Wonderful memories you will cherish!!

  28. Sally Bauman says:

    So sorry for your loss….sounded like she was a precious gem and you had lots of wonderful memories with her that will stay with you in your heart….they are never far when they are in your heart… What a special picture you have with the 5 generations, not many get that opportunity <3

  29. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard to lose your Grandma. That is a special bond. My prayers are with you and your family today.

  30. Lovely stories,wonderful memories,you are in my prayers.?

  31. Marcia Haas says:

    God bless your Grannie and her family!

  32. Marysue Folkerts says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Your memories of your grandmother are precious. Hugs

  33. Glenda Braun says:

    In my thoughts and prayers.

  34. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers going your way.

  35. Beautiful stories about a beautiful woman. They touched my heart. May she Rest In Peace.

  36. Grandmothers are special… And the ones from her generation a true inspiration as they pioneered so many things we take for granted as women today! I often think of her ‘Joie de vivre’ as she danced away in the video you shared with us.
    Life is a gift and a journey. From what you have shared … she truly learned to ‘savor the art of living’ and passed it on to her loved ones such as you. Thoughts are with you.

  37. She sounds like a fun and feisty lady with a remarkable sense of humor. May you find comfort in all of your wonderful memories.

  38. Connie R. says:

    Sounds so much like my mother who is 88. Not anything she want tackle. Still thinks like a young person most days. Exercises at her retirement village 5 days a week. Puts me to shame and in better health than I am. Her mother lived to be 100. She is well on her way! Think about the legacy Granny left you all to uphold. Know that I pray for joy to feel your heart in all your thoughts of her. She has finally made it home!!

  39. Elizabeth Raymond says:

    Prayers to you and your family during this time of loss!

  40. Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. Time goes so fast but it seems that your Grandmother enjoyed her life no matter what age.

  41. Christy C says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Always cherish the memories.

    1. There is nothing like the love of a grandparent. I’m glad you have such good memories of your Granny. Wishing peace and comfort to you and your family.

  42. Your oldest son has terrific memories of his great gran. Thoughts are with you all. Take solace in that she lived a long life and was loved. All any of us can ask. Hugs

  43. Thinking of you and praying for you and your family! Hugs and blessings!!

  44. Erika Barthorpe says:

    Thinking of you and your family, beautiful tribute. Love, prayers & blessings Erika

  45. Loving memories are so important. I wish you lots of strenght.

  46. Robin Osborne says:

    How lucky you were to have had her for so long. My sympathies are with you and your loved ones.

  47. Andra Iafrate says:

    Praying our God of Peace and Comfort brings you both. So, sorry for your loss.

  48. Thinking of you, such lovely memories to look back on x