- 89 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 7, 1924
- Date of passing: Apr 9, 2013
|Let the memory of Nancye be with us forever|
"Four years today and it feels like a hundred years since you passed away, but at the same time, just a minute ago. Every morning I ask you about the day and pull a Ponder Card. You are pretty funny, giving me the same card for days at a time, just so that I get the picture. That starts my day and from then on I connect over and over with you while I am going about my Life, noticing myself doing the things you used to do. Also noticing my inclination to solve problems practically - that skill comes from watching you solve problems throughout my life. So you live on in my head, my heart, and my hands. Love you Mum. Flossie...."
"Here's the poem I read you, so that you don't have to try to remember the words.
Somewhere in my heart beneath all my grief and pain,
Is a smile I still wear at the sound of your dear name.
The precious word is ‘mummy’, you're still my world you see,
But now my heart is breaking cause you're no longer here with me.
God chose you for His angel to watch me from above,
To guide me and advise me and know that I’m still loved.
The day you had to leave me
when your life on earth was through,
God had better plans for you, and this, I surely knew.
When I think of your kind heart and all those loving years,
My memories surround me and I can’t hold back the tears.
You truly were my best friend, someone I could confide in,
You always had a tender touch
and a warm and gentle grin.
I want to thank you Mummy for teaching me so well,
And though the time had to come that I bade you your farewell,
I’ll remember all you’ve taught me and make you proud you’ll see.
Thank you my Dear Mummy for all the love you have shown me.
Although you’ve left this earth and now have taken flight,
I know that you are here with me,
each morning, noon and night. Xxx"
"What a windy night it was when we visited you for your birthday. Definitely not a Zephyr. The lights were twinkling on the water and we sighed with happiness that your resting place is in such a great location. It may be noisy sometimes with the kids jumping off the bridge but somehow I think that you don't mind at all. Rogan reminded us that he thinks about you every day at work when helping older people with their fears of new technology, and tells them about how smart and skilled you were, knowing many things that he will never know. The purple orchid came out right on cue, so we left them for you and Dad along with the three coloured leaves from brendon's garden. Love you Mum. Flossie Few Clothes."
"Dearest Denise, thinking of you today as you reminisce. How lucky you are to have such priceless memories. Your Mum would want you to have fun, to enjoy life, and to make the best of the life she gave you. Her smile and warmth will not be forgotten."
"Three years ago today Mum, when you left for your next journey. Somehow it seems that you didn't go very far, as you are with me every day in my thoughts and my actions. You have grown out of your tinyness and now have very large white wings when I see you, which you flap in big gusts sending me nurture. I wonder if you can see me too? I am so grateful to have had you for so long and would give anything to have you for just one more day - doing the things that we did together and laughing about nothing. Not much is fun anymore, now that I can't share it with you. Enjoy your freedom. love Flossie"
"Dear Nancy, you would be so very proud of your daughter's valiant attempts to defend your Will, but also a little sad at the toll it took on her. She could not have done more. I am grateful that Denise shared you, her beautiful mother, with all of us. We are all the better for it. I often wonder what it was about some of you women of yesteryear, my maternal Nana included, that saw you live lives of selfless and compassionate service to others despite having more than your share of difficulties to overcome . You have been a wonderful role model."
"Hey Mum. I saw this poem today written and read by a 92-yr old.
"I looked in the mirror and what did I see, but a little old lady peering back at me. With bags and sags and wrinkles and wispy white hair and I asked my reflection, how did you get there?
You once were straight and vigorous and now you're stooped and weak--when I tried so hard to keep you from becoming an antique.
My reflection's eyes twinkled and she solemnly replied, 'You're looking at the gift wrap and not the jewel inside'--a living gem and precious of un-imagined worth, unique and true the real you, the only you on earth.
The years that spoil your gift wrap with other things more cruel should purify and strengthen and polish up that jewel.
So focus your attention on the inside, not the out--on being kinder, wiser, more content and more devout.
Then, when your gift wrap is stripped away, your jewel will be set free--to radiate God's glory, throughout eternity."
You are a living gem still, and I could see you shining in the water tonight.... xxxx"
"Happy Birthday Mum
Another Vegan Bar-B-Q at Tallebudgera to celebrate with you. You probably would have liked the Appletise and the fried onions, but not the vegan sausages. Rogan has replaced Nancye, the Mustang, with a newish car and can now relax when driving, instead of being fearful the car will fall apart (stylishly). We gave you purple orchids from Brendon's, pink frangipanis, and dark red ones from Anne. Wendy also sent her love. The water was fabulously clear and warm and looked so inviting. We know you are having a great time there with Dad, just floating with the tide. love forever, Floss"
"Almost Christmas again. Another one without you, but I hope that you are happier where you are and looking down on us. Every day I regret that I could not defend your Will, but I did my best and feel sure that you know that. The dogs are fine, but getting older and Badger is slowing down. I think we all are. See you soon at Tallebudgera, love Floss"
"Hi Mum. We celebrated your birthday down at the water with you. A vegan bar-b-q, which you would have laughed at. Burning the Court documents and giving them to you was a fitting end to that catastrophe. I am so sorry that I could not do as you asked. I hope that you are peacefully loving the view with Dad. See you soon. Love you forever. Floss"
"Happy Birthday Mum
We will have your birthday without you, which is sad, but will remember you in stories of happy times.
love forever, Flossie FewClothes"
"As we look upon her picture
Sweet memories we recall
Of a face so full of sunshine
And a smile for one and all"
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