5.09.2009

Photo Hunt - In Memory


The Photo Hunt theme this week is "In Memory." Wow! This is a tough theme for Mother's Day weekend, so we want to send special purrs to all of our bean friends who no longer have their mother with them.

The picture below is of my "sister before me", Muff. Muff was my mom's very first kitty and she got her when she was in her 20s. Muff taught my mom to love kitties and lived to be 19 years old. Muff went to the bridge 6 months after I came to live with my mom and 1 month before my mom's divorce (after 21 years of marriage).



The picture below is of my mom and her grandfather bean, Roy Gregg, or PaPa. My mom was the oldest grandchild and PaPa always told her, "You are my #1 grandchild." PaPa was a Baptist preacher and lived to the ripe age of 98 years and 11 months. PaPa went to the bean bridge two years ago on Good Friday and my mom sang three songs (Amazing Grace, The Old Rugged Cross, How Great Thou Art) at his memorial service. She said that was one of the hardest things she ever did.



I hope all of you have a wonderful day and get extra hugs and kisses from your beans.

23 comments:

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Your memories are beautiful!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh those were lovely in Memory photos and sharing!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

What a lovely post and lovely memories. purrrrrrrrrs

meemsnyc said...

Those are great memory photos!!

Laila and Minchie said...

What a wonderful post for today's theme.

lupie said...

{{{hugs}}}

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

What a good selection for In Memory.We loved seeing your pictures Praline.

milocat said...

We loved the pics. They made us feel a little sad too. Muff was gorjuss and it musta been so hard to lose her at a difficult time of life (divorce) - just when your Mom woulda needed comfort the most. It must have felt like her world was falling apart. {{{{purrs for such past sadness}}}
Mom shed a little tear too over "Papa". She said she understands that speshull bond because her beloved grandad died on December 10th 2008 aged 100 years and 4 months old. She adored him and cared and looked out for him - she was with him when he went to the bridge - holding his hand so he wasn't afraid. She was his favourite too and she misses him badly. So Mom sends her (((((hugs))) too.

Such lovely memory photos.Thank you for sharing.

Milo and Alfie (and our Mom) xxx

Ana said...

Thank you for sharing those memories and the pictures as well. It made us a lil sad though. Have a good weekend Praline and Mom :-)

Tracey and Huffle said...

Thank you for sharing those memories Praline.

Huffle Mawson

CCL Wendy said...

Muff looks so soft and silky. At least you got to know her before she had to leave, Praline. What a nice memorial!

Team Tabby said...

Very nice tributes to Muff and yer mom's grandad. It is good to have these memories because they bring back the good remembrances too.
Have a good weekend.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Patty Skypants said...

Muff and PaPa are surely full of joy and love for their sweet Southern Belles! xxoo Patty

Alasandra said...

Muff looks lovely. We are sure your Mom was very sad to lose her, but very happy she had you to comfort her in her loss. ~S,S,C & F

The Island Cats said...

Mom sez everytime you think about somebody who's in heaven, they know that you are thinking of them...

Parker said...

That was lovely Sweet Praline!

pughy said...

Lovely memories and very thought provoking.Thanks for sharing.


HUgs GJ x

Zoolatry said...

Good memories of good people, good pets, good times. Bittersweet.

Cat with a garden said...

Why is it the the wonderfullst memories always hurt a little bit too? Your mom was very lucky to have two special beings accompany her for so long.
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Shadow / Molly said...

How bootiful Muff is! Papa Bean looks furry happy next to yer mom. What lovely memories to has of dem both.

Daisy said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet memories of Muff and your mom's grampa.

Tristan and Crikey said...

That's a lovely tribute, Praline. Our Mama's Daddy was a Baptist preacher, so two of those hymns were part of his funeral, too. Our Mama even has The Old Rugged Cross and How Great Thou Art, on her iPod!

VampyVictor said...

Miss Praline what a beautiful post:)))
And your momma was very very brave and strong to have been able to sing at his memorial service.. my momma couldn't even read the things that she had written out for her momma and dadda, she had to get the minister to...
We loves memory days.. we loves to think of the special things as you have a smile :))
V-V