- 76 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 11, 1936
- Date of passing: Nov 3, 2012
|Let the memory of Norma be with us forever|
"Happy Birthday Mama. I wish you were still here. I'll be going home sometime this summer, but it's not the same without you. John still misses you so much. I hope you have a wonderful birthday with all of the doggies. Give them all kisses from me, especially my Roxy. Joshie is graduating from the University of New Mexico in May and we are all flying out there to see him. I'm so proud of my boy. If you were here, I would fly you out there also. Well, I love you Mama. Happy Birthday."
"Hi Mama. I know I haven't written in a while but you're never far from my heart. Mom, my little Roxy crossed the Rainbow Bridge this week and my heart is broken. I had hoped she would pass peacefully in her sleep, but that was not to be. She was in so much pain and I couldn't help her, except to get her to the vet as soon as possible. I stayed with her to the end, but I know she didn't realize that I was there. I hope she knows how much I love her. Mama, i know she's scared so will you and Scarlet find her and take care of her and love her like I do? I know she'll be okay with you. I miss you Mama."
"Hey Mom I been thinking about you, thanksgiving is coming up, you know your favorite time of the year- I know you would be happy to know that the family will be together just like you wanted maybe not everyone but it will always be in memory of you. I love you"
"Hi Momma, I sure do miss you every single day. A couple people have said I am starting to look like you, so that makes me extra happy because that is the best compliment ever. I often wonder about what you are up to....of course I always imagine you with Scarlet because I'm sure you found each other. I keep myself busy with animals all the time. I hope I make you proud. I try not to get sad without you here...sometimes it's hard but mostly I just think about seeing you again. We sure have a lot of great memories. I love you mom. You are my best friend and I sure hope you hear me when I talk to you. Love you to the moon and back. Sandy"
"Hey Mama I haven't written to you in a while so I thought I would. I have my garden in this year and my tomatoes are going crazy. The plants are taller than me with so many green tomatoes on them that I can't even count them. I only bought four little plants and now they're humongous. I'm going to be swimming in tomatoes when they finally ripen. Mike discovered that there was a hummingbird flitting around our house this spring so I went out and got a hummingbird feeder and hung it up outside his office window. I think we only have one, not that flock like you had. He shows up a couple times a day. Whenever I see him it takes me back to sitting in your screened in porch and watching your little hammers battle it out for the feeder. It was always so pleasant sitting out there and watching them. Hey, my teeth implants are almost done. I should have a much better smile by the time I go home for Thanksgiving. Well Momma. I love and miss you. You're never far from my thoughts."
"Happy Easter mom, I still play the recording we made about memories, the memory you love the most is your favorite Easter memory you know the one about Terrie and Cheryl and the Easter basket. I had know idea how much I missed you telling that story, if you were here right know I would say "tell me another story mom" love you"
"Hey Momma, Happy Easter. I was just putting together the family Easter basket and remembered how every year at Easter you would send the kids a card with money, so I decided to carry on that tradition in your memory. I'm sure the kids will remember. I want them to always remember what a wonderful Grandmother you were, as I'll always remember that you were the greatest Mother anyone could be blessed with. I miss you Momma."
"Happy Birthday, Mama. How did you enjoy your day? Did the angels treat you extra extra special? Did you get to sleep late in your fluffy bed of clouds with Scarlet curled up next to you? I hope you're being treated like the queen that you are. I wish that I could give you a Birthday hug. I miss your hugs. Hey, we're all going up to Dads for his birthday next month. We're staying at Frosty Hollow again. I love staying at the bed and breakfast. It always reminds me of you. It reminds everyone of you. I love you, Mama. I wish you were still with us"
"Happy Birthday Momma. I miss you every single day. I miss having dog conversations with you. I miss calling you about everything. I miss seeing your beautiful face every day at lunch. I miss the sound of your laugh. You are the best Mom ever. Love you. Sandy"
"Hey Mama. Just wanted to wish you Merry Christmas and I wanted you to know that I've been keeping up your tradition of the Thomas Kincaid centerpieces for Jackie, Sandy and George since you've been gone. I think it makes them feel you whenever they get them. Jackie always cries. I feel you when I send them. I miss you so much. We all do."
"Two years ago today your battle against cancer had ended. The day before you had already slipped into a coma and I can honestly say you must have felt very loved as your family rallied around you taking turns holding your hand. They say the last sense to go is your hearing so Sandy played all your favorite songs, Cheryl talked about dogs, George sang our childhood song “BILLY BOY”, I sang “BRAND NEW KEY” a song I would dedicate often to you and John kept holding and kissing your hand as he journeyed down memory lane from the first time he saw and fell in love with you until you took your last breath. The familiar scent of your perfume, sand and sable was fading so I knew this would be the last day I would feel your warmth, I squeezed your hand, kissed your neck and whispered “goodbye, I will love forever, my mommy dearest”.
I miss you mom"
"Happy birthday Gramma. Dreamed about you the other day. Think of you always. Love you"
"Happy birthday Mommy Dearest- Today I would be preparing your birthday dinner, I think I would definitely want to make your favorite meal this year and dumplings are a must. I couldn't help bawling today thinking about you, it still hurts ya know. Richard was comforting me and we started talking about your life, it really was a wonderful one and I have to say, you did it your way- hugs and kisses, your Jack-a-Mack"
"Happy Birthday Momma! I miss you every single day. There are so many things I want to talk to you about. So many hugs I want to give you. I love you ....love you....love you. The one thing that keeps me happy is that I know we will meet again. So, for your birthday we are going to Friendly's with John. Maybe I'll get that cheeseburger you wanted to eat the last six months of your life. I'm so sorry you weren't able to do that. Maybe I'll eat a big Banana Split for you. I know you love them. I'm fostering an old dog now, her name is Butter. I'm also fostering four kittens and a momma. I'm staying busy, it's good for me. I miss you Mom...so very, very much. Love, Sandy"
"Hi Momma, I missed your birthday yesterday. I miss everything I used to do with you. I miss calling and laughing with you. I miss visiting you two or three times a year. I've only been home once since you left us. We're going to Dad's in April. I remember how much you loved that bed and breakfast. It's not the same without you there. Nothing's the same without you there. I love you."
"Hi Momma. Just missing you. I love you."
"I missed you being by my side at the garden road flower place, me and Amber went and bought your favorite flowers, Lantanas- I hope you love them. Happy mommy's day, mommy dearest,
your girl, Jack-a-Mack"
"Hey Momma, I went to visit John during lunch today. He made Broccoli Rabe, but it wasn't nearly as good as the hamburgers and broccoli you used to make for us. I think of you everyday. I always see something and say "I can't wait to show Mom" or "I can't wait to tell Mom". I tell you things all the time, I hope you can hear me. I miss you Mom...everyday."
"Hey Mama, Yesterday was my 28th wedding anniversary. Who would ever believe that I would ever stay married that long! I' ve been thinking about you so much lately. I miss you so much. I miss calling you and talking about dogs and John. It was good being with Jackie, Sandy and George for Dad's birthday, but it wasn' the same without you there. I love and miss you so much."
"Mama, I miss you so much. Cheryl"
"Merry Christmas Grandma <3 I miss you a lot"
"Thanksgiving is coming closer and I cant imagine one without you. Nobody could bring everyone together quite like you did. I still hope we do though, I want everyone together with the same food you used to make. I hate how much can change in only 1 year. I love you Grandma Norma. I would say rest in peice but im sure your not resting! Probably out training Scarlet more =) I miss you. <3"