Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pray for the repose of May LaRose Anderson

11 May 1917 - 16 September 2009

My sister Iva just wrote:
Aunt May passed a few minutes ago. I saw her day before yesterday. Stayed about 20 minutes and held her hand and talked to her. She never blinked an eye.

May was the "happy child" of Dad's family, born when times were not as tough for the Swedish immigrant family. We used to visit Aunt May and Uncle Red's farm and May was a terrific cook! I believe I have shared a bit about her before so will not elaborate tonight.

May she rest in peace and rise in glory!

--the BB


it's margaret said...

Oh dear. You are in my prayers. God bless you with holy grief on this night.

Paul said...

Thank you, Margaret. I though I was cried out when I got up this morning. Evidently not quite.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Paul, I'm so sorry. My love and sympathy to you and to all who love Aunt May.

I had an Aunt May who was like another mother to me. I still miss her.

Fran said...

I am so sorry! Many prayers, peace - healing - consolation.

The Cunning Runt said...


I feel your loss, as have all of us who have watched our pasts be buried by the creep of time.

I hope that life as "the happy child" was good to her. Seeing her smile, no doubt with delight at a grand-daughter's touch, gives me trust in the existence of the circle of life which we all travel along.

She got the jump on us in learning the answer to the Big Question, but I suppose one day we'll narrow the gap.

I look forward to crossing paths with her (and you!) in The Mystery which awaits us all.

Paul said...

Ralph, there are great adventures ahead of us all. May has only one child, my cousin Judy, who has step-children. The child in the picture is my niece's youngest daughter Rachel, now one of the aunts of the twin great-grandnieces Clara and Olivia. There are not many left of my parent's generation. My sisters and cousins and I realize we are fast becoming the generation standing at the edge of the grave, and some of my cousins have crossed already. It is strange to be in the great-grandparental generation. I am glad I caught this photo of May back in 2002. It captures a very happy side of her.

It is a good thing to trust that Mystery. I wish more could.

Yours in the great journey!

Eileen said...

(((((Paul)))))) May she rest in peace and rise in glory...

Earthbound Spirit said...

Ah, Paul - holding you and yours in the light... sorry this is late. (I'm "cramming" for my fellowship interview.) May you be blessed with peace.

Paul said...

Earthbound, prayers for your inteview!

Thanks to all.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

May your Aunt May rest in God's Love and Peace and rise in Glory!