Sunday, June 15, 2008

Grandma Ruth

Yesterday I received the sad news that my Grandma Ruth had passed away. She had lived 95 great years on this earth and will be sorely missed by many. I went through my photo collections and found a few recent photos of her.

A while ago I did some photography for an animal shelter in Maine, for which Mom and Grandma and came along. Mom would often plop a furry critter on Grandma's lap.


I've had this one hanging on my wall for a couple years - a nice day by a lighthouse in Maine.


Same lighthouse day, here walking with Mom


My parents took this, and I think it's adorable. They had just found a new couch for Grandma for her apartment, and she was demonstrating how much she loved it.


My favorite one I've ever taken of her: four years ago, just after my cousin's wedding ceremony.

18 comments:

PrincessMax said...

Her eyes are stunning in that last portrait. Ful of love and wisdom and humor and life. I'm sorry for your loss.

SnapshotsbyClare said...

Em~ what a fun spirited woman! How lucky you were to have her in your life for so long. I am sorry to hear of her passing!

Clare

Cathie T. said...

You've taken beautiful pictures of your grandma. She looks like a joyous and caring woman. My heartfelt condolences for your loss. My thoughts will be with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Emily
My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Your photos capture her lovely young spirit!
It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Sue Geiss

Anonymous said...

Emily - What a lovely woman! You were so lucky to have her with you so long. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Midge

Heather said...

I can see the family resemblance! What an adorable lady, I'm sorry for your loss.

Allison De said...

Sweet Emily - I'm sorry for your loss. There is so much joy in all of those pictures that was so beautifully captured. Much love and peace to you and your family during what must be a very difficult time.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful Emily, and so was your Grandma. I'm sorry for your loss but so glad you've taken these beautiful photographs of her. They are to be treasured.
Renee

Anonymous said...

Emily, thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures of Grandma Ruth. I wish I had known her!
(Is that Nubble Light in the pictures?)

Sue M.

Amy K said...

What a lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing. It is easy to see how vibrant a woman she was. How lucky you all are to have had so many years together.

corialbie@comcast.net said...

Such beautiful photos! You can see her spirit shining through! Sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

What a long life! She had the great pleasure of seeing her children and grandchildren grow and succeed. That she was so happy to be around you shows through in those pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Helen G. said...

Emily - I love your photo tribute to your Grandma Ruth. You smile just like her!!! Truly the apple did not fall far from the tree in your family. So sorry to hear of your loss - we will keep you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Emily,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures.You have captured such warmth,humor, grace and beauty.Your grandmother's soul shines in your pictures.What a tender remembrance you will have forever. Kirsten

Anonymous said...

Emily - I'm so sorry for your loss...Your photo tribute is beautiful, what a wonderful Grandma with a big smile and heart!
Sara Z

Angela said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news! She was indeed a wonderful woman, and I'm glad I had the pleasure to meet her. It's wonderful that you have these amazing photos and many happy memories. Please share my condolences with your entire family.

erin kate said...

i'm sorry to hear of your grandma's passing.
those images of her are priceless!

Karen said...

I'm so sorry, Emily! I just checked your blog today and saw this. She looked like an amazing woman.