Thursday, October 27, 2011

Together again

That is what I am telling myself today to get me through the day and sad times. I have known Tori since high school. I then met her parents and grandfather when we were both members of the Glen Burnie Volunteer Fire Department. We all became great friends. Her grandfather Poe was an angel on earth. That man was always ready with a smile and kind word for everyone. You couldn't help but smile when you were around him. He was 86 years old when he died on Sunday, October 23rd. I went to the funeral today and let me tell you, I was pretty much done in when Taps started, but I held it together. That is, until they folded, saluted, and presented the flag. Holy canoli! What I am telling myself now is that Poe is where he was happiest; he is once again by his wife's side. She preceded him in death by 14 years and he told me once that he missed her every single day. They were married for 56 years!

I wanted to make a special sympathy card for the family, to not only share a memory of Poe but also to let them know that a donation had been made in his name to Hospice of the Chesapeake. This is what I came up with, and they must have liked it since they displayed it at the funeral home:

Rest in peace, Poe. You will be missed.


THERESA said...

This is so beautiful, with a great sentiment, sure they really appreciated it coming from your heart to theirs. Hugs my friend in this sad time, hold on to the memories!!

Guylou said...

What a stunning card!!! Absolutely perfect!!! From what I read, I think I would have like that man too! Great tribute to a great man!
Thanks for sharing!

Sheree said...

Poe sounds like a wonderful man and he will be missed by many.
Your card is absolutely gorgeous Gina. Sympathy cards are the hardest to create. Yours, is one of the most beautiful I have seen.
Well done


Trina said...

It's never fun making sympathy cards. You put some love into this one; it's beautiful.

Sara I. said...

First of all, I was in tears by the end of the first paragraph and I'm so sorry for your loss. This card is beyond stunning!! Everything is drop dead gorgeous - between the embossing and those tiny pearl studded butterflies. The stamp is perfect and so is that scrummy velvet ribbon and added calla lillies!! I am positive that it brought the family much comfort during their difficult time. xx

Kim Kelley said...

Beautiful Gina!