for Winnie with love

May 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm 12 comments

N&G 16-4-76 + nan & grandad

If I never see you again
I will always carry you
inside
outside

on my fingertips
and at brain edges

and in centers
centers
of what I am
of what remains

(Charles Bukowski 1920-1994, from ‘letter to Katherine’)
17-1-13 - reading with Granny 1 4B
My Nan Winnie has been a big part of my life.  Euan and I are about the same age in these two photographs  – me on her knee 37 years ago and E reading stories with Grannan more recently.  I shall be forever thankful that he had the privilege of knowing her.  She passed away this morning, peacefully with her family around her.
Love always Nan, Granny, Mum, Winnie x x x

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…  there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…  I’ll always be with you.” – Winnie the Pooh

Entry filed under: home life.

making raspberry and coconut semi-freddo me and mine {May family portrait}

12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Peggy Murray  |  May 27, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    My sympathy on your sad loss, but how lovely to have those 2 photos to share with your son in years to come.May she rest in peace

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  • 2. Everlovin' Dad  |  May 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

    good one Nic

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  • 3. Jasmin  |  May 28, 2013 at 11:42 am

    So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute Nic. Thinking of you xxx

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  • 4. Joanna  |  May 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I am sorry to hear your Nan has passed away, I am sure you will miss her lots and it is brave of you to share these lovely photos with us. Take care and much love, Joanna

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  • 5. Johanna GGG  |  May 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    sorry to hear of your loss – glad Euan got a chance to meet his great grandmother, especially as she sounds like she has had a special place in your life – lovely tribute

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  • 6. Merci  |  May 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    That’s lovely, Nic. So very sorry for your family’s loss. Love and hugs. xxx

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  • 7. whirlingstone  |  May 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Beautiful words Nic.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Love to you and yours x

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  • 8. catmat11  |  May 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    lovely pictures to treasure forever.. rest in constant loving peace Nics lovely Nanny… tea and cakes and sandwiches are ready Nanny Moorey says and a bullseye episode, walk around the garden looking at the flowers, a game of scrabble, a few favourite songs to sing, and laughter… xxx

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  • 9. Nip it in the bud  |  June 6, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    dear friends, thank you all for your kind comments x

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  • 10. Bilbo Waggins  |  June 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    My dear girl, I am so very sorry. What a blessing however, that Winnie passed away quietly and with dignity surrounded by love.

    Although dearest E. won’t remember her when he grows up, the joy he must have given to Winnie is incalculable.

    I’m sitting quietly under a tree in the garden (am I the last person in the world to learn that Wi-Fi works outdoors?), taking it easy with Daisy by my side. Slowly starting to feel less exhausted, less wiped out; will endeavour to get in touch properly soon. Thank E. for his wonderful email last week … the boy has a wonderful turn of phrase and such a deep, kind heart. Aunty B. xxxx

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  • 11. tile signing at Gloucester Cathedral | Nip it in the bud  |  August 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    […] was pleased we managed to fit all 3 of ours alongside ‘Winnie 1917-2013‘ in memory of my nan.  I wonder how different life in Gloucester will be by the time the roof is replaced again and the […]

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  • 12. happy birthday to you | Nip it in the bud  |  September 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    […] remember that you have a friend though she may wander far. – L M Montgomery We’re remembering Nan fondly today on what would have been her 96th birthday. She celebrated more birthdays than anyone […]

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