Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just got the news that my grandma died last night.

Lillie Rohnert Kolb.
She was 92.


I love this picture of her- she reminds me so much of my own girls...





This is another favorite...I think she looks like a 1930's movie star.
Here is one I keep in my dining room. You can spot her, right? The glamorous one...
She taught me how to cook, sew, crochet, make quilts and, most importantly, how to get up and do exactly what needs doing, even if you don't really want to....

This is definitely one of those time when it really sucks to live on a continent far from family....

7 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

My condolences, I know how you feel. We have lost two very close aunts in the past year, the one I was away for, but at least this time I have been back for support.

Your grandmother is beautiful, yes she certainly looks like a film star.

Take care, my thoughts are with you. Diane

Teacher Mommy said...

I'm so sorry, Beth. My best to you and your family.

And I'm sorry I haven't been a good bloggy friend/commenter lately... (((HUGS)))

Joy said...

Your Grandmother is very beautiful - it is easy to see from whom you and your family received your stunning looks. I am so very sorry for your loss, Beth, and yes, it is very difficult to be far away from family at such times.

Many hugs to you and your family...

Momma Bee said...

It must be a great comfort to know that your children spent time with her this summer, and that they are all old enough to have lasting memories which will stay with them forever. Peace be upon you all.

Ksam said...

Your grandmother was a beautiful woman, and she sounds like she was a wonderful person who lived a long and full life. Hugs to you and your family - like you said, it's never easy being far away from them during times like this.

oreneta said...

Oh Beth, truly one of the toughest parts about being expat is being saddened as well as away from family and all their support.

Hang in there hon. hugs.

Beth said...

Thanks so much, everybody.
This really is a tough time for me and your support really does help.

Today I need to write a text to be read at her funeral. It's hard, as I need to write from a mental space of happy memories, not one of sadness and regret that I wasn't there...