Friday, June 22, 2007

One Year Later

One year ago today, Anna Eva Meding passed away at the wonderful age of 88 years old. I spent the day thinking of her, trying to come up with a post that showed how much she meant to me. To describe what a wonderful, complex, loving woman she was. The funny thing is, I couldn't think of a thing to write, because what she meant to me is so ingrained in who I am that it's impossible to put it into a few hundred words.


Instead of an essay, I've decided on a word collage. Things that, while they may seem random to you, mean something to me.


TINKER TOYS


MAPLE TREE


SCREENED PORCH


CRACKER DRESSING


WHITE JEWELRY BOX


ANGELS


FIREBIRD


LEMON DROPS



Every story she ever told ended with the same phrase, so it seemed appropriate to sign off with it: That's the way it goes.


I love you, Grandma. I miss you.

2 comments:

Jim Melvin said...

Nicely done. A wonderful tribute to what must have been a wonderful woman.

-Kelly M. said...

Thanks, Jim. She was an amazingly strong woman, widowed for twenty-two years before she followed her husband to heaven. I wish more people could have known her.

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