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« on: January 11, 2008 10:03:06 PM »

This is my first post round these parts.  I tend to do more sewing than scrapping these days (I have a little one with grabby hands, and those hands love scrapbook stuff).

My grandmother had been quite ill for a bit less than a month.  I was told last Sunday that one of my aunts thought I would be well-suited for a particular task.  She wanted me to make a memorial board to display at my grandmother's funeral.  Something with pictures that reflect a long life, well lived (which is not always the vibe given off by an open casket service).  I firmly believed that Grandma would outlive us all (since the doctors gave her a few months to live about ten years back).  Sadly, this great lady passed away last night making my project a top priority (and frankly, it is good to have something else to concentrate on right now). 

And so I give you a scrappy collage in memory of Alma Johnson.

This segment is devoted to her as a sister and individual

This area is focused on her life as a mother

This area is devoted to her life with her second husband (who died before I was born):

And this final area is about her life as a grandmother (that's me and my brother on Grandma's lap in the upper right corner):

I like the use of photo boards at funerals.  They give you a different look at the deceased and a better memory than seeing a body.  This project was very cathartic.  Thanks for looking at my project and checking out my grandma's life.


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Set thick with Lily and red Rose
Where I would wander if I might
From dewy dawn to dewy night.

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008 10:17:17 PM »

o.hunni,im so sorry for your lose.i really am...but i do have to admit,i wish id thought of something this cool to display at my great granpa's funeral last year..
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008 10:20:17 PM »

First of all, I'm very sorry for your loss.  But, you did an amazing job on the picture collage!  Your turned her life into a beautiful work of art, kind of bittersweet, but it looks absolutely terrific.  You must have made this in such a short time too.  I lost my grandma one year and one week ago today and I wish I had made something like this.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008 11:03:42 PM »

I'm sure your grandmother would be honored.  You did a fantastic job, and it looks like you really put yourself into this project.  Wishing you and your family the best during sad times!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008 11:35:32 PM »

I like the way you organized the photos around the center photo.  It is a good design.  And, yes, it probably was good to have something to do after loosing your granma.  Take care.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2008 02:45:19 AM »

Isn't it strange how we become so certain that our dear grandparents will outlive us, and then as adults we realise far too soon that it just can't be so? I'm very sorry for your loss. I still mourn my Poppy and it's been over four years. I will always wish that he had lived to be a part of my children's lives but I think he might just be keeping an eye on us.

May your Grandma's memory live on and your children and grandchildren remember her through your beautiful tribute.


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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2008 07:13:34 AM »

so sorry for your loss. its hard to lose our loved ones.

 Your grandmother would have been so proud of the great job you did.

« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2008 07:15:08 AM »

That is absolutely beautiful. I'm sure she would be honored, even though I'm sorry for your loss.

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