Thursday, January 28, 2010

Grandma Cassie Lillian

I want to thank all of you who have prayed for and asked after my dear Grandmother. She went to be with the Lord 48 short hours ago. She was 99 years, three months and 5 days old. She said she always knew she would live to be a hundred, so I'm thinking the fact that she was in her hundredth year must qualify. She had the most beautiful spirit. She was cheerful, and funny, and happy, and never stopped working, in spite of the most difficult life.

Grandma lost her Mother very young. She was only about 40 when she died in a car accident, when there were still almost no cars on the road.

Then there was Louise . . . Grandma's second daughter. Louise was buried on her 13th birthday.

I'm telling you this because I keep having this picture come into my mind, over and over . . . and it's beautiful . . .

it's Grandma, in a housedress, as a young woman . . . and Great Grandma . . . and Louise . . .
they are all holding hands and laughing and dancing around in a field of white wildflowers.

I think they must be . . . . . .

Joann, Grandpa, Louise, Grandma

Grandma and Kenny

Grandpa and Grandma
Yep . . . they trapped.

Grandma is in the car, her sister Nellie is behind it . . .
{I'm not sure which is which, but since there are six children they would be} Grandma's Children: Louise, Joann, Haward, Kenny,
and Nellie's daughters; Geneva and Carolyn


Adults, left to right; Nellie, Viola, Grandma, Their Papa ~ Ambrose Brown
Children, left to right; Geneva, Carolyn {both Nellie's}
Haward, Joann and Louise {Grandma's}

I found these photographs on facebook, courtesy of a cousin . .
except the first one, the most recent . . . I took it at Sam and Amy's wedding this last June.


  1. Oh Debbi, our sympathy to you. I have a heart ache for you dear friend, but a joy too. It is good to know she is with our Lord. Continued prayers for you and yours.

  2. Wow, those are some amazing pictures! I can't believe I've never seen those before.

    Such a wonderful woman she was!

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. She must have been a fabulous woman!
    It's great that you have early pictures of her. It's always nice to see what our loved ones looked like before we knew them. I have old pictures of my mom and dad that are very precious to me.
    I will lift up prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

    Blessings always...

  4. Wonderful photos! I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. What a wonderful family you have. I love your mind's eye image of the women from your family dancing in a field of flowers finally together again in Heaven. God bless you all.

  6. Thank you for sharing your news. . . isn't it lovely to have those fabulous photos and the image of everyone dancing in a field. I love that! I will hold you and your family in my heart.

  7. What wonderful pictures and memories. Every life touches another. It sounds like your Grandmother's has touched yours and others around her richly.

  8. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Grandma. What a full life she must have lead to get to live til her 100th year! I lost my precious "Mamaw Dillon" on Christmas Eve 1981 when I was 13 years old. I miss that woman so very badly to this day! Hold your memories close to your heart. Sending (((hugs))) and prayers of comfort your way.
    Milli (sashagirl on flickr)