Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Mother 1925 - 2010

I never hope to gain cheap pity here; I think of each and everyone of you who pays me the honor of visiting my site as a friend. Please help me celebrate the life of my beloved mother, who passed yesterday at 1:25 pm. She's in a better place now.

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really sorry for your loss - and sorry to have to welcome you into this shittiest of clubs.

mxtodis123 said...

What a beautiful woman she was. My prayers are with you.
Mary

BANJO52 said...

That's a great picture, Ken. Hope you're doing OK. Whatever the relationship was like (and yours sounds good), this is a complex thing to get through.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I will be praying for you and her from Asia..

Harpy said...

My sincere condolences. She was my mother's age.

Roseann said...

Ken Mac-

Mothers are so special and we are lucky to have them as long as we do.

My sincere condolences to you and yours.

R

Jeremiah Moss said...

Ken, sorry for your loss. i wish you the best.

• Eliane • said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Ken. Hope you're doing ok.

Kitty said...

oh dear. I am so very sorry for your loss, Ken.

I am glad you feel she's in a better place now.
Hugs, dear. My thoughts are with you.

Lynette said...

Ken, from one friend to another, please know that my own mother (who is 84) and I join you in celebrating the life of your mother. What a lovely snapshot you have shared with us.

Jean Spitzer said...

She's a beautiful woman and a lucky one, to have been so loved.

David Dust said...

So sorry for your loss - may she rest in peace.

I bet your Mom is looking down upon you now and is very, very proud.

BrooksNYC said...

Such a beautiful girl, bless her! Thinking of you Ken, and am so sad for your loss. It's a biggie.

Lori Skoog said...

Ken Mac...so sorry to read this post about the passing of your Mom yesterday. You have friends all over the world and they are celebrating her life with you. This photo is your tribute...

midbach said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. A very touching post along with a beautiful photo of your Mom...

Ashley said...

what a beautiful lady. sorry for your loss. may she rest in peace.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ken, so very sorry to hear your sad news.
What a beauty your Mom is and how sweet of you to celebrate her life.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.

RuneE said...

You could not honour her in a better way. I think I know how you feel.

altadenahiker said...

Oh my friend, through you, I've met your mother here many times over the past two years. She's a gentle, sweet soul. My warmest thoughts for you both.

Mark Forman said...

Wow-that's a tough one. A very attractive woman and such a tough one to lose. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sharon Creech said...

What a beautiful, beautiful tribute.

Foto F!n!sh said...

I wish you all the strength you need in these difficult times.

Laurie said...

Oh KM, I'm so sorry. This photograph is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your mom with all of us. ANd I thank her for bringing YOU to all of us. Sending love and condolences.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Oh! Ken Mac,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Your mother was very beautiful!
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Love and condolences.

-K- said...

I haven't read the comments as it reminds me what it was like when my mother passed but I do hope we're able to acknowledge her contribution, through you, to this little community and that we,in turn, are able to provide a some comfort. -Kevin-

RedPat said...

Sorry for your loss. That is a lovely portrait.

Linda Danz said...

She lives in your eye for beauty.

Julie Hibbard said...

She is beautiful...thank you for sharing your life and your talents with all of us, Ken.
Thinking of you.

Jarart said...

Old photos like this one are priceless. I am sorry for your loss and I know what you must be feeling right now. Yes, she is in a better place.

Birdman said...

KM- So sorry for this loss. There IS a special place in heaven for moms! Peace be with you also.

Luz said...

Que la paz sea para con ella y con usted.
Un abrazo muy especial desde Argentina.

Erica said...

I am so sorry to hear this; deepest condolences to you and your family, and may memories of your mother always be a source of comfort for you.

BabyDave said...

Please know you have my heartfelt condolences. I think Linda Danz put it quite well: She lives in your eye for beauty.

Farmchick said...

A lovely photo you have chosen to remember your mother. My deepest sympathy...

Jill said...

What a beautiful photo. My warmest sympathies through the interwebs...

Anonymous said...

Very good idea greenwichvillagenydailyphoto.blogspot.com

Curlykale said...

She has the look of love.

My thoughts are with you at this time.

Hands across the water.

Ck.

EV Grieve said...

My best to you and your family.
A beautiful photo and sentiment.

DAG said...

Ken,
I know it has been a tough period for you, dealing illness and now the loss of you mother. Remember the good times and keep her memory alive always. She will forever be part of who you are.

Goggla said...

I'm so sorry for your loss - such a beautiful woman. Best wishes to you and your loved ones.

boromax said...

Condolences and prayers from my coast to yours. Such a beautiful tribute to your mother and her life in you. Bless you for sharing and allowing us to add our voices to the chorus of prayer.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Ken Mac,
Just stopping by again to send you another hug.
Sonia.

-K- said...

Just stopping by again with another wish that you're getting through this (awkward phrase) okay.

Rob said...

So sorry to read this news, my deepest sympathy. Hold those memories close and she lives on.

Ian said...

And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

Condolences

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Regina K said...

deepest regards and sympathy for your loss. Moms are special.

Randy said...

May your memories give you strength. What a beautiful portrait.

Eri said...

I'm very sorry about this. My prayers are with you.

Elenka said...

So, so sorry to hear this news.
Hope you are doing ok.

Dimple said...

I sympathize with your loss; my mother was also born in 1925. She passed 6 years ago, and, like yours, is in a better place.

Blessings to you today.

altadenahiker said...

Came by again to say hi. You're in my thoughts.

elsiee said...

in a better place now, in your heart forever...

Marina said...

My sincere condolences.

NYC In Photographs said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My she rest in peace.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Ken, I don't know you or your mother, but I say with the most sincere sympathy, this is a hard thing and I feel for you. My own mother is gone six years now and it's never OK, but the grief just comes in waves farther apart these days. Your mother looks like a remarkable woman, and a beauty, full of determination.

Trulyfool said...

I know what this means. My dear mother (1913 - 2000). She's still 'with me'. Yours is in a better place, yes. And she's still living 'inside' you.

Take care.

smplcv said...

Yes..she looks very gorgeous! have downloaded the pic!


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Marie said...

I am sorry for your loss. Losing one's parents is the most tragic part of life. But she is in a better place now.

LD said...

No pity, just empathy. Lost my mom November 5, 2007. You've memorialized your mom beautifully through vintage photos and memories here that strike a rich chord of familiarity. Thanks

Xtreme English said...

Please accept my sympathy. She was a lovely woman, and she raised a splendid son. Thank you for your blog.

ruthie said...

i'm so very sorry for you loss. sending you much love. xx

Life Ramblings said...

my deepest condolences. a lovely portrait.

ShutterYakLady said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Ken. She was a beautiful woman. Remember that a beautiful soul never dies, but instead lives in you. Hope you are doing alright.

Mister Earl said...

Sorry for your loss, Ken.

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Stephen said...

She is so lovley. I am so sorry for your loss.

Catz said...

Very sorry for you loss. What a beautiful picture and what beautiful memories you must have.

Marty Wombacher said...

So sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful photo and I'm glad she's in a better place. R.I.P.

Lúcia said...

I'm sorry for your loss...
Beautiful portrait, beautiful tribute.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

I too am sorry for your loss. I lost my father this past June, losing a parent is a deep and prolific loss and until it happens to you, it is hard to understand.
PS I love your blog.

Ken said...

My Friend,

It is hard to find the 'right' words to express at times like these. And sometimes we have to rely on others like Emily Dickinson:

After great pain, a formal feeling comes
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs
The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,
And Yesterday, or Centuries before?

The Feet, mechanical, go round
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought
A Wooden way Regardless grown,
A Quartz contentment, like a stone

This is the Hour of Lead
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freezing persons recollect the Snow
First-Chill-then Stupor-then the letting go

Marie said...

This is my first visit here and I am so sorry to learn of your loss. What a beautiful picture you chose to share with us. And now she is healed and whole and with you always in spirit until you meet again. :) But I will pray for you to have peace in your sorrow.

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Beth said...

You have my condolences. Both of my parents have passed on, and it's a difficult transition for those of us who still in physical. Sending you healing energy.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Sorry for your loss she looks beautiful. I pray for you at this time to be strong. XXX Don

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