A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Please remember to SEARCH before asking a question that may have already been answered. Thanks!
Total Members: 296,694
Currently Running With Scissors:
802 Guests and 19 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: halloween memorial  (Read 1124 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
missmuffcake
Offline Offline

Posts: 2182
Joined: 19-Jun-2007

Attached to Matt with E600.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: October 28, 2008 10:44:33 PM »

Halloween is kinda different for me the last 5 years. On Oct. 27 my younger and only sister died in a car accident. Her friend was drinking and driving and she was in the car with him.

Every year my mom and I decorate her niche, a young man buried behind her (my mom has became friend with his mom) who died in a car accident, my grandma who passed away a few years ago and a 16 year old girl who died in a car accident (my mom feels bad her family never comes out to see her). This year my boyfriend and i helped my mom decorate. We stock up on stuff at yard sales, $1 stores and thrift stores.

My mom took these photos, this is my sister's niche:



This is the crash site:




THIS ROCKS   Logged

There's more to life than books you know
                But not much more
sactownsue
The world is a circle...
Offline Offline

Posts: 2372
Joined: 07-Mar-2008

MrMiagi '01 - aka rascal - We miss you MissDaisy


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008 10:53:27 PM »

I can only try to imagine what that loss has been like for you and your mom. What a fun way to honor someone.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MAKE: something of yourself
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
"Everything is deeply intertwingled." - Ted Nelson, ca 1974
wists-fulness - http://wists.com/SacTownSue/

Rarely online these days. Will respond to PM when I notice them. AT&T SNAFU!
fairweatherknitter
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008 10:00:14 AM »

I am so sorry for your loss.   I think its so great though that you honour her memory in such a positive way! 
   I think regarding the 16 year old girl, some people have no connection to their final resting place and instead honour them at home.   But then again... what do i know eh? 
  Take care!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
HotCarl
Knitty.
Offline Offline

Posts: 147
Joined: 16-Jun-2004

HotCarl Is a GIRL.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008 01:55:18 PM »

What an awesome way to honor someone! I'm sorry for your loss. My grandpa died on October 20th of last year, so I know how you're feeling. <3
THIS ROCKS   Logged

<signature-style="obvious-plug">
chattyKathi
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008 08:08:44 PM »

I too am sorry for your loss. everything looks great! I think its great you do that for Halloweeen, Thats what I want done for me lol. and I agree with the other poster who says some people honor theirs other than going to the cemetery, I don't visit my parents or my son, and that's ok too.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

love laugh create!
rabid.dustbunny
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008 09:06:27 PM »

missmuffcake - this is the saddest, and most poignant post I have ever read in craftster.  I lost a sister too when I was quite young.  I now have kids of my own, and reading of your loss brings tears to my eyes.  I'm terrified every time they get in a car, we've lost a a couple friends to drunk or tired drivers ourselves. 
Craftster hugs to you and your mom, and admiration for your creative and touching way of remembering your sister and including her in your lives.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood it's ground.
missmuffcake
Offline Offline

Posts: 2182
Joined: 19-Jun-2007

Attached to Matt with E600.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008 09:58:55 PM »

Thanks for all the kind words. This time of year is always hard on us.

About the girl that has family that never comes out, I should post that her younger sister tries to come out but when the grave site is as unkempt as hers it is sad. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

There's more to life than books you know
                But not much more
subliminalrabbit
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008 10:18:04 PM »

wow.  wonderful display and - wow.  with everyone else i want to give you my condolences but anything i write feels - not quite right.  i know we are strangers but - we'll be thinking of you friday.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

a little city knitter in a big, big world.

http://www.subliminalrabbit.com
ravelry id: subliminalrabbit
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Draw Kim Kardashian
How to Draw Kif Kroker From Futurama
How to Draw Justin From Total Drama Action
Creating Multiple Versions Of Your Photo in Camera Raw
How to Draw Jumpy Ghost Face
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.