Saturday, October 17, 2009

Quick trip

After 27 1/2 hours, 690 miles, 4 barn quilts, acre after acre of corn, fields of soybeans, and one over night stay, we are home. We left Friday afternoon to attend the Saturday morning funeral of BT's Aunt Mary in Jesup, Iowa.

It was always fun when visiting their house. Aunt Mary seemed to live in kitchen. She was well known for her green pickles.
At the last family reunion several jars of her pickles brought high dollar at the fund raiser auction. BT was lucky enough to grab a few jars for himself.

It was only appropriate that her family had this arrangement made for her visitation. It features her wooden spoon, her granite cold packer, a jar of her red and a jar of her green pickles. It was topped with her hand written recipe card.

Aunt Mary will be missed by her 6 surviving children, her 24 grand children, 5 great grand children, and countless nieces and nephews. Her son, Tom, proceed her in death only 5 days earlier.

Rest in Peace Aunt Mary.


Zoey said...

I have never seen such a thoughtful personalized funeral arrangement. My condolensences to you and your family.

Mel said...

That is a wonderful idea for a remembrance arrangement!

So glad you shared!

Rural Revival said...

What a lovely tribute.


Tipper said...

The arrangement is so neat. I'm sorry for you guys-I know it was a hard trip to make.