Sunday, May 3, 2015

A peaceful passing...


Steve's mom, Anne Matthews Rawson (August 23, 1928), passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon.  As today is the anniversary of my parents' fatal accident, I am posting a few pictures where our blended families were together enjoying each other's company and the great outdoors.


At Easter, 2008, Steve's parents visited my parents at Yeldell in Alabama.  Here we are in front of the barn,


Tuscumbia, AL is the home of Helen Keller, and here we are on her front porch.


Lunch on the porch...


Checking out the view of the valley from the point...





Then in the summer of the same year, Dad and Lee came to Grass Creek near Kingston, Ontario, Canada to experience the joy of our yearly vacation there on the Rawson 11-acre peninsula on the noble St. Lawrence River.


We shared meals on the Main House porch and sunsets down by the river on the point.



We enjoyed hiking around the "island," here we are in front of the Robin's Egg...



Some beckoning chairs down by the river near the boathouse...


We cherish the memories and miss them so much.  We are blessed that Steve's Dad, Ken, is still with us.  I guess our generation are the "adults" now...

Have a beautiful Sunday!  I have so many quilt show pictures to share this week!

28 comments:

  1. you have many happy memories for sure and although you of course will miss that older generation you have lots of things to remember - looks like you had some wonderful vacations - you must be almost ready for your move. Sorry you had another sad loss in your family

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  2. What lovely memories those pictures convey. So sorry for another loss.

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  3. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. So glad that she passed peacefully and that you have photos of such happy times to treasure as time marches on.

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  5. I am sorry for your loss. Nice that yo have such wonderful memories.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss. What a special family you had that they were so loving to be able to spend time together, many families cannot do that no matter how hard you try. Great pictures, and hugs and prayers for you and your family .

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  7. It's hard to loss the people you love. The pictures show good memories!

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  9. Many blessings during this time - what lovely pictures to treasure.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your precious memories. The pictures are so wonderful and show such good times!

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear Ken lost his Dad. You've shown us some wonderful memories there and you have been blessed in so many ways.

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  12. What wonderful pictures of such a happy family gathering! My thoughts are with you during this sad time.

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  13. Sorry to hear of your recent loss. Lovely pictures that I hope will bring happy memories to you and yours, Hugs, Julierose

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  14. I was in Alabama this weekend for my son's graduation from his Master's program and was thinking of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories with us. Sending many quilty hugs at this difficult time.

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  15. Sorry for your losses. I hope you both feel comfort in the beautiful memories of your families and the times you spent all together.

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  16. So sorry to hear of your loss. Lovely memories to hold onto and help ease their absences.

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  17. So sorry to hear about this loss in your family. It is kinda scary to think that we are now the adults & our generation is in charge. I know how traumatic your lives have been & hopefully peace will find its way into your hearts. Your daughter looks so young in the photos & is now graduating. Time marches on, if we are ready or not. Prayers and hugs

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  18. What wonderful memories, thank you for sharing them. So sorry for the loss, thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  19. A blessing to go peacefully. Your family has wonderful memories to help you through the loss. Deepest sympathies.

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss. What beautiful memories your pictures share - wonderful to have such a loving family on both sides. Prayers for you all during this difficult time.

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  21. Lovely Memories. It is wonderful your MIL passed peacefully.
    Thinking of you at this time.

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  22. I'm so sorry for your loss Teresa, sending love and hugs your way.
    Hugs
    Tazzie
    xox

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  23. Sorry for your recent loss and your past loss. Thank you for sharing your memories. May God bless you and yours.

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  24. What wonderful memories. You have had a tough year. I wish you peace and lots of quilting time in the coming year.

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  25. A lovely tribute to your beloved departed ones. Sorry for your recent loss of your MIL.

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  26. So soy for your loss. But so very glad you have many sweet memories to keep.

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  27. Teresa, may God be with your family at this time. So sorry for your loss.

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