Sunday, March 11, 2018

In Honor of Joan On Mothering Sunday-From A Favorite Yankee Doodle Dandy


Richard's mother died last week.  I have written about my mother-in-law before.  Joan just had her 90th birthday in December, if you remember that post.  In England today, it is their Mother's Day but it is called Mothering Sunday there.   In memory of Joan, I have some photos...



                                                          With her sister, Doreen
 
With her son, Richard 
With a "cheeky" gnome from her friend and neighbor which she LOVED to pose with!

                                        With her GORGEOUS Christopher, her grandson.

Joan on a bluebell walk, look at that crown of lovely white hair lit by the sun!
Joan with her "rock" Peter on their 40th Wedding Anniversary



In memory of my mother-in-law, an English rose if there ever was one!


Of course, I must have a song on here for Joan's memory.  I was thinking of Vera Lynn singing "White Cliffs of Dover" or "We'll Meet Again" but they make me cry so instead, I am thinking more of Jimmy Cagney.
I am hoping that I was Joan's favorite YANKEE DOODLE DANDY! (Along with her gorgeous grandson, of course!)






44 comments:

  1. Dear Kay - this is a lovely post to your Mother-in-Law, who gave you your wonderful husband ... I am so sorry to read of the family's loss ... but you have really done her justice with this write up - with thoughts ...Hilary

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    1. Thank you. Very appropriate that your comment is here, someone who is very familiar with Eastbourne. My words can't do justice to Joan but I can only try.

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  2. I am so very sorry to read about your mother-in-law's death. I know you loved her very much and can see how special she was. I'm sure you (and Christopher) were her favorite Yankee Doodle Dandy. My sincere condolences to all your family.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words.

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  3. What a beautiful woman and what a beautiful life! Aloha from Hawaii.

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    1. Your words are like a lei lovingly placed upon Joan.
      Thank you.

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  4. What a beautiful remembrance post. My condolences to you and your family.

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  5. Look at all of those glorious smiling faces :)

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    1. Wonderful of you to point out that fact!
      Thankful to see your comment here, I hope you are well.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your memories of your sweet mother-in-law with us! I'm sorry she's gone, but know you guys appreciated her so much while she was with you. Big hugs!

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    1. I still find it hard to believe that she is gone. You can see what a lively personality she had. I will take your big hugs, thank you. x

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  7. Please accept my condolences. I know you were close to her.

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  8. I lovely woman, indeed. I send my prayers and condolences.

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    1. Thank you, Ed! Anyone else would have written something much more dignified but I found it very difficult to write anything.

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  9. Please accept my condolences for your loss. She was beautiful.

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    1. She truly was, such an elegance about her and so stylish! So ladylike and yet, not at all stuffy about things (note, the cheeky gnome.)

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  10. My condolences...my best thoughts are with Richard, you, Kay, and your family.

    May a smile brighten your face and warmth engulf your heart every time you think of your beloved mother-in-law.

    Richard's mother hasn't travelled far...she will remain in your heart and thoughts forever.

    Every time you see a beautiful rose, you will think of her.















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    1. The rose in the photo was from her back garden and color pink was just amazing, not too pale, not too bright, just right...like Joan.

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  11. Lovely tribute Kay. Sorry for your loss. 90 is not a bad innings though. Same age as my mum when she died a few years ago.

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    1. Oh, you lost your Mum at 90 also. I am sorry. "Not a bad innings" is right, only I wanted her here longer! May she rest in peace.

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  12. This truly is a beautiful tribute to your beautiful mother-in-law. Please send our condolences to Richard and the entire family. My mother will be 89 this year and I worry about her all the time.

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    1. Oh, your sweet Mum! I just love her and her sweet smile!
      Thanks for your kind words, Kay.

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  13. You were all blessed to have her in your family as mother, mother-in-law, wife, sister, friend. From all I know about her through your blog, she was every inch a real lady and it is good that she was around for 90 years.
    A touching, lovely tribute for a lovely person.

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    1. Every inch a lady, that is so very true!
      I should have written more about her but it was hard enough to write this. I wish I could have more of a tribute to her.

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  14. Dear Kay - I sent you a private email a few days ago.
    With Loving Thoughts.

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    1. Dear Pat,
      Thank you so much. I hope you don't mind, but I forwarded your email to Peter (who has Richard with him too) so they could read your email. I hope you don't mind, but I thought they could use all the comforting words that they could get. x

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  15. So sorry to hear about your loss, Kay - but what a wonderful tribute. In thoughts.

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    1. Thank you, Mike. I appreciate it very much.

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  16. My sincerest sympathies on the loss of your English Rose. I do remember you mentioning her 90th birthday.

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    1. Thank you. I only had a quick post there showing you the photos from her 90th. She started to have some health problems then, and then had a rough January and then, the stroke in February. She never liked February, I was hopeful that if she made it through that month, she might make it.

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  17. I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

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    1. THank you, Angela. Much appreciated.

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  18. awwww how sweet. Sorry for the loss of your English Rose. Lovely lady. Such memories though.
    Hugs Janice

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    1. Very lovely lady indeed. Thank you, Janice.

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  19. Oh Kay, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother-in-law. This was a lovely tribute to her and a testimony of your love for her. Please give my condolences to your hubby and family. You featured a clip from one of my very favorite movies and I'm sure you were her favorite "Yankee"! Hugs and prayers and the comfort of many wonderful memories.

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    1. So glad you love Yankee Doodle Dandy too! I think I know it by heart.
      Thanks for your kind words of comfort, my friend. x

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  20. A simple and very beautiful tribute, Kay.

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    1. Oh Graham, it is so very hard to know what to say and to write sometimes, isn't it? I thank you for your comforting words. God bless you.

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother in law's passing, Kay. She was a lovely lady, sounds like.

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    1. A lovely lady indeed. Thank you, Lynn.

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  22. Very sad news indeed. My condolences to everyone. She will be missed very much, I know.

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    1. Thank you, Debra. Grief is difficult at any time but great distances adds another level of heartbreak.

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