Tuesday, May 10, 2011

See You Again Someday MamaBobbie...

Today we bury my MamaBobbie....I know that's sort of a funny name but, as I was the oldest grandchild and couldn't say Mawmaw, and my parents wouldn't let me call her Bobbie (that is her name and for some reason I started calling her that), I came up with MamaBobbie and it stuck.

These were taken last year on Mother's Day

MamaBobbie with her two daughters. My mom is on her left in the blue shirt and my Aunt Carol is on her right.

I hate that this picture isn't very clear. It is my most recent picture of her though, taken at Easter just two weeks ago.

These two are from my Crazy Christmas Sock Party in December....notice my mom cheesing big time with her cute socks :)

This was a bottle of peppermint swirled lotion and once she figured out what it was, she wasn't about to let it go! She and my friend Shelly, sitting next to her, swapped it back and forth all night (it was a white elephant style party) but in the end, it went home with MamaBobbie. She was fiesty! Gotta love that :)

MamaBobbie was one of the strongest, most independent women I've ever known. She had to be. She experienced alot of loss and hard times through out her 83 years on this earth.

She was also one of the best cooks and gardeners anywhere. Everybody in my family would fight over her fudge at Christmas..... It was actually more like a race! haha But she always saved a few extra pieces for me in her purse :)

She raised the same Bearded Iris that my mom grows. Many of the ones pictured in my post from a few weeks ago were hers as well. Even at 83 years old, she tended her beautiful backyard gardens, dozens of potted plants and her roses and azaleas in the front yard. Only last year did she finally relinquish mowing duties to my stepdad.

MamaBobbie was blessed with good health most of her life and in the end, she passed fairly quickly and in peace. She was surrounded by her five children, several of her grandchildren and her niece. I am so thankful I was there.

Please continue to keep my family in your prayers. I know I've asked that alot lately but it  has truly been a rough year. In the past ten months, I've lost both of grandmother's and my step grandfather....all of them some of the best people ever to walk this earth.

Thank yall so much



  1. I am so sorry for your loss.(((hugs)))

  2. Oh Jenny! I am so sorry for your loss.... I know you will miss her...but I am so happy for her that she gets to go to heaven and be with our Lord and Saviour...I wish I could give you a great big hug and reminisce with you.

  3. Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like she was quite an amazing woman!
    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs, Debi

  4. Jenny, so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bring peace to your family during this time and may you find comfort in those around you.

    Much love to you,

    LaurieAnna, LaurieAnna's Vintage Home