Monday, December 06, 2010

Requiscat in pacem

Nana
1907 to 2010



She was born a doctors daughter in small town Texas, at a time when vehicular horse-power meant you had a horse attached to the front of your vehicle.

She was a school teacher, a librarian, and she sponsored the school newspaper, touching literally thousands of students lives -- and outlived many of her students.

She is preceded by her husband, her son-in-law and all of her brothers and sisters; and she is survived by her daughter, two grandsons and a granddaughter.

Rest in peace, Gran. I love you.

LawDog

74 comments:

Farm.Dad said...

Let us extend our love and sympathy to you and your family Law Dog . If there is a dammed thing we can do you have our phone no .

unix-jedi said...

Our condolences to the family on your loss, and admiration to your Nana for her life so well lived.

KBCraig said...

Deepest condolences from our Northeast Texas family to yours.

Congratulations to Nana for a life lived full, and well.

Rev. Paul said...

Our condolences. What a wonderful woman she must have been.

Jay G said...

Lawdog, my condolences on your loss. Should we all pass after such a storied and happy life.

JD said...

Sorry to hear of the loss, my condolences to you and your family.

I can't imagin a better lifetime to live through though - to think of all the changes she got to see. . . must have been a wonderful trip!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Eric said...

1907 - 2010

The dates don't tell you the story, the dash does. She did a lot with her dash.

Condolences from my family to yours.

Skip said...

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Ambulance Driver said...

Sympathies to you and your family, brother.

You are a testament to your Grandmother.

SpeakerTweaker said...

My deepest condolences, LD. I believe she'd be thrilled to know how much you thought of her.



tweaker

Oldfart said...

While it's true that everyone has to go sometime it's also true that those who are left behind don't have to like it.

My sympathy to you and your family for your loss and my prayers for her journey to God's heaven.

Farmgirl said...

Thoughts are with you LD, and deepest sympathies.

Comrade Misfit said...

My condolences, Law Dog.

Sounds as though she had a hell of a run. That has to count for something.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about your loss. She sounded like a wonderful woman. My prayers are with you and yours.

Imamontanalady

Brandon said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Ladybug Crossing said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this most difficult time.
xo
LBC and Family

Anonymous said...

My condolences on the death of your Nana. She appears to have packed a lot of living into long life. The Gospel of Matthew gives some comfort: "22:32. I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."

Someday, if you behave, you WILL see your Nana again, with your own eyes. And she'll welcome you to the same embrace if Christ in which she lives.

Ulises from CA

Mike said...

Lawdog -

Here's something that a friend sent me after the death of my daughter - I hope that it helps give a measure of peace:

"May the peace she knows now come to you soon; may her smile be brightest in your memory when it's the hardest, and may the wind sing memories alive of her laughter."

Please accept my most sincere condolences for yourself and your family.

-mike

Peter said...

She, and you and yours, will be in my prayers, Dawg.

BGMiller said...

Sorry to hear it Mr. Dog.
From what little bit you showed of her in past posts I've come to the conclusion that she was quite the lady. I think we're all a little poorer with out her.

Be safe and know a lot of folks are sending a positive thought your way.

BGM

Old NFO said...

My condolences to you and yours. Know that she has gone to her reward!

DaddyBear said...

Lawdog, our family is keeping yours in our thoughts and prayers.

George said...

Condolences, LawDog, to you and your family. She's left you quite a challenge ... and I'm sure your obvious loves shines through the sadness and sorrow.

Regards,

Anonymous said...

Deepest sympathies, LawDog. Blessings to you and yours.

Kimberly said...

My condolences to you and your family

Chris M said...

Dawg, my sincerest condolences to you and to your family. May she rest in peace.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

My condolences, LD, to you and your family.

A Texan said...

My sympathies to you and your family. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to the older folks, no matter how long they live, but that is part of life - a part that they understand better than we.

Don't think or worry that you'll ever forget her. My paternal grandfather died 33 years ago, and I still think about him nearly every day. I also think about my maternal grandmother, who died at 90 9 years ago when I was 41. Their memories live in you, and you will pass them to your kids and grandkids - and that's the best honor you can do for them, that and actually living as a decent human being (and I have no doubts about you doing that).

Bob S. said...

Wish there was more than thoughts and prayers we could do at this time, but know that you and your family have those in abundance.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you peace and comfort.

TBeck said...

From your many posts she sounded like a wonderful person.

Wraith said...

Eric got it right...Nana did a lot with that dash. Judging from her descendants, I'd say she must have been one of the Lord's brightest stars.

You and yours are in my prayers.

Mr. Fixit said...

Heart felt condolences.

Mr Fixit

D.W. Drang said...

Our condolences, sir.

Steve said...

Prayers of Peace, Comfort and fond remembrances to you and your loved ones as you celebrate you Grandmother's life.

Thanks, too, for letting us be there for you.

God Bless,
Steve

pax said...

Lawdog,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. From your stories about her, she must have been a wonderful person -- and also from your stories, the world was a richer place because she lived in it.

Toastrider said...

Condolences from my little corner of Alabama, LD.

Harriet said...

Deepest condolences to you and yours. What a wonderful lady.

Anonymous said...

Sir, the sympathies of a lady horseman from the Mitten.

Mossyrock said...

May The Lord bless her and keep her.

May the Lord make his face to shine upon her, and be gracious to her.

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon her, and give her peace.

fuzzys dad said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Jedi Knight Ivyan said...

I'm very sorry to hear that you lost your grandmother. May you and your family have peace and comfort.

Larry said...

From your descriptions she sounds like a grand lady. My condolences to you and your family.
It's been quite the year.

Cybrludite said...

Aw, crud! My condolences, LD.

skidmark said...

Condolences to you and your family.

Thank you for sharing her with us over the years.

stay safe.

dfwmtx said...

You have my sympathies, Mr. Lawdog. I too had a great-grandmother who was born in Smalltown, TX and lived to the age of 103.

Strings said...

Sympathy from Wisconsin, Law Dawg.

Your posts on Nana made her come alive to Spoon and I.

Hans said...

That's a lot of living. My condolences to you and yours, LD.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry.

Anonymous said...

Deepest sympathies, LD.

ishootstuff said...

Deepest condolences, LD.

J.R.Shirley said...

I'm sorry, man.

She sounds like a hell of a lady.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your loss lawdog, I always enjoyed you recalling memories of Nana.

PPPP said...

My deepest condolences, LD.

Really sorry to hear.

Anonymous said...

I grieve with thee, Dog. "Next year, in Jeruselem!"

Anonymous said...

Deepest condolences, 'Dog'

You and your family are in our prayers

woerm/thr

Auntie J said...

LawDog, I am so very sorry. I loved reading your stories about Nana; she's the kind of old lady I want to be when I get (chronologically) older. She was a grand woman, and I wish I'd had the opportunity to know her in person, rather than just your writings. I hope, when you can, to hear a few more stories about this excellent lady. We'll all be keeping you and yours in our prayers.

BGMiller said...

Another thought has occurred to me.

It showed a lot of trust and respect of your readership to share this bit of your personal life at what can only be a rough time.

Based on the preceding fifty odd comments I'd say you judged pretty well.

Thank you for that sir.


BGM

Jim said...

Lawdog,

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

But especially, you.

I've no doubt much is on your shoulders right now. May the prayers that brighten your Nana's way to Heaven now also lighten your load as well.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Marko said...

My condolences, 'Dog.

It sounds like your Nana had a full life, and few regrets. In the end, that's not a bad way to go, at a hundred and change, surrounded by your loved ones. May we all be so lucky.

Best to you and yours.

TOTWTYTR said...

My condolences to you and your family. She will live on your memories and hearts.

Don said...

I'm sorry, Lawdog. I love to read about your grandmother, and I hate that you lost her.

Christina LMT said...

LawDog, I'm so very sorry. My condolences to you and your entire family.

Scott McCray said...

My condolences to you and yours...she was a grand lady.

Rob said...

I am late to the "party", but Nana isn't. My sympathy to you and yours. I am sure that is tougher on you lot who remain than Nana who is likely visiting happily with those who have gone before.

armedandsafe said...

Prayers from her, LD.

Pops

Tam said...

I'm so sorry, Lawdog. :(

Suburbanbanshee said...

Hoping to meet her in Heaven someday.

May God wipe away your tears and be with you in your sorrow.

Jim said...

I'm sorry Lawdog. Your tribute says much about your Nana.

Jim

Gay_Cynic said...

Please accept my condolences...

Shlomo Yaffe said...

Please accept my condolences, may the memory of her good deeds be an inspiration for her family for many years to come...

Threadbndr (Karla) said...

LD, I've been MIA, and so this is very belated. But condolences from the Marine!Goth and myself.

Your stories always painted your Nana as a wonderful individual and I'm sure she is sorely missed.

Prayers from me and mine to you and yours.

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Requiscat in Pace is may he rest in peace in English.