Friday, September 19, 2008
In Honor of Mildred Hannah Stringham..... My Grandmother
In Loving Memory
Mildred Hannah Hillam Stringham
July 13, 1915 - August 31, 2008
I know a lot of you have already seen this on Jason or Becca's blog. But since my blog is kind of like my journal so I want this for me. A couple of weeks ago my dear Grandma passed away. It was a bittersweet day. I am so happy to know she is not in pain anymore and reunited with my grandfather, but it was sad because we will all miss her so much. My parents and all my brothers and sister went down to the funeral. It was so much fun to spend time iwth them without the little kiddies. It was just like old times. My brother Jason gave a beautiful talk on her behalf, if you want to read it go to his blog. After the funeral we went to the farm and had a lot of fun. It wasn't till I was driving away and realized that I may never be going back that I got really emotional. Going to Idaho to see my grandparents will always be such a wonderful memory to me. I will miss my Grandmother so much and can't wait to see her again.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the funeral services:
Her beautiful casket and headstone.
My dad paying his last respects to his mother.
The pallbearers- my brothers and the other grandsons look so serious. Each of them carried a special place in there heart for grandma.
After the funeral services we went to her farm house in Ashton Idaho. Like I said in my previous blog, we have so many memories at this place. We had a lot of fun running around the farm and getting pics of our favorite memories. These are my favorite pics. It is nice when Becca is around to be the family photographer. As you can tell these were not taken from my camera.
My dad in the fields where he grew up.
A picture of me and my brother and sisters on the farm. It was so much fun to spend time with all of my brothers and sister. We had a blast.
Here I am 8 months pregnant, I know I look like I am 10 months pregnant!!
The old farm equipment. Becca made us take a bi zillion pictures. But it was fun and we got some good ones.
A pic of me in front of the canal. This was one of my favorite memories, playing in the canal at grandma's farm.