Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rest in peace, sweet Ellin

Xmas 2010: Festive Ellin with her devoted son (I don't know why he was barefoot) and favorite canine, who is keeping Ellin's foot warm.
My dear mother-in-law passed away yesterday. She was 94. It was an exquisitely gentle death thanks to merciful natural causes and compassionate hospice care. I helped compose her obituary and was again impressed that she rode a horse to her first job - teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in her early twenties, and was still traveling (by planes, trains and automobiles) until she was 90. We were privileged to be with her - including Lucy the dog who frequented her nursing home - almost every day of her life over the past year. She was always ready with a smile and a compliment, and not once did she complain. Godspeed, MawMaw.

7 comments:

KJ said...

She was one of a kind...what a dear tribute, Cathy.

Suzy said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Cathy.

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like a special lady. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Take care.

Dorothy said...

Oh Cathy, I'm so sorry to hear that. Sounds like you were very special to her and she was as special to you. (((HUGS)))

Cathy Hamilton said...

Thanks, friends. She was special. Lots of great, fun memories.

Carol Starr Schneider said...

What a great lady. Lucky to have you as her daughter-in-law, and Rex as her son. xxx

Nebraskim said...

Blessings to you and your family Cathy. Find solace in happy memories.