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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

smile | black white Wednesday ...

'Smile Hannah'
Laguna College of Art and Design

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying

Smile, what's the use of crying?
 You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you

Charlie Chaplin

Yesterday we bury my husband's Aunt Faye.  The entire time I have been a part of his family she was a mainstay; as familiar to me as though I had known her my entire life.  A woman who loved large and even in tight times, showered those around her with generosity.
I will forever remember her welcoming smile and embrace
at every reunion, holiday, yardsale, birthday, or visit.
She fought a good fight
and will be so greatly missed,
but rather than cry
I'm going to remember all the smiles and laughter.
pretty sure she'd prefer it that way

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  1. They look pretty and smile. Magnificent sculpture! Beautiful photo!

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss, Nicki. Sounds like she had a wonderful life.

  3. such a privilege it is in our lives to have had women like this as our mentors. A goal for us to try to be like. Sorry for your loss!

  4. Great shot and love the Chaplin quote!

    Happy Wednesday,
    artmusedog and carol

  5. So sorry for your loss - sounds like she was a wonderful women!

  6. Lovely post Nicki...this is my first visit, but I'll join you and come back!

  7. So sorry about your aunt. A wonderful tribute to her here.

  8. She sounds like she was a beautiful person - so sorry. Lovely memories you have shared.