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Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Fotos

I have also decided to link this to "Show and Tell" today which is hosted every week by Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home. What's more special to share than an old photo with a few special memories. Thank you for hosting this Kelli. 

Friday Fotos is just one foto today. This is a picture of my sweet maternal grandmother, Emma May Henderson (aka “Ma”). She lived about 20 miles from us. As little girls, Marilyn and I went with Mother religiously to see her every Saturday morning as well as other times sporadically. We bought her groceries, did things around the house for her, and made sure her offering was ready for Sunday morning! That was the most important thing to her.

With a poor quality photo, you can’t see her expression but she loved her yard. With cane in hand, she would walk for hours outside enjoying the flowers. She did have a beautiful one. Her driveway was even lined with beautiful irises of all colors. Her backyard had the softest St. Augustine grass; we just wanted to kick off our shoes every time we were back there.

The house was great -- white framed with red trim. The porch was a favorite. It was painted a traditional gray. Notice the red bench. I have some fond memories staying with her overnight. We would sit out there on the bench talking and sometimes waiting for the ice cream truck. She was such a great little witness for the Lord. She talked to me about how much Jesus loved me and how lucky I was to have a mother and daddy who loved me as they did.

By the time Rick and I married, she had moved to a nursing home in town on the same street where we lived. We picked her up every Sunday to take her to church. She had her cane in hand, shawl around her shoulders, and a sweet smile on her face.


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  1. What a lovely reflection and tribute to a woman that lives on in her words, and in your own memory.


  2. Beautiful words and fun to see her picture. Made me heartsick for my Grandma who went to be with Jesus when I was 8! Have a great weekend.

  3. I love this picture. My favorite thing is the red bench!

  4. What lovely memories. Grandmother's enrich our lives so much don't they?

    If you have the time, please stop by The Old Parsonage, I love company.


  5. What a priceless picture of "Ma." I love your memories of her and how grand that you and Rick were able to take her to church in her later years.

  6. My maternal grandmother was very, very special to me, sugar. I remember her well. Also I am today remembering those brave men and women who lost their lives in defense of my country on 9/11. I pray for our soldiers regularly because they are the true heroes after Jesus Christ in my book. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment as that's the only way I can find some bloggers! I appreciate everyone's visit.

  7. Thanks for sharing this special photo and story. I have a special place in my heart for my maternal grandma too.

    Your blog is just as cute as can be, and your family is lovely. I enjoyed dropping by from Show and Tell.

  8. How sweet! One of my friends called her grandmother "Ma" too... in fact, we all called her that.

  9. Hi Diana,
    What a lovely post about your sweet grandma. Thank you for sharing a photo of her, and some of your wonderful memories. My maternal grandmother was very special to me also. Have a lovely weekend!

  10. precious photo and great story! thanks for sharing.. i love reading it..

  11. Beautiful, Thank you for sharing! Emma May I love that!