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Enchanted Memories of Grandma Ruby











Summer 2010 has held more than its share of trials and tribulations. My own injuries, illnesses & allergic reactions were the least of them. The saddest and most difficult to bear was the illness and subsequent loss of Mike's mother, our beloved "Grandma Ruby", on August 13th. In her honor, I share these lovely images of storybook homes and gardens that evoke her memory. Please pray for the repose of her sweet soul.


Sending love, good thoughts and gratitude to you all.


Warmly,


Tracey and Family


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Images: Vintage Rose Garden

26 comments:

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Doesn't it seem there are seasons of trials? I lost my mother, two brothers, and a sister all in about the same eighteen months in the 1990s.

I do pray for you that your body and soul be healed.

My nephew and I were just talking on Facebook about how we remember his mom when we think of certain foods.

I'm making fried green tomatoes tonight for dinner and that was one of her favorites.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

You always put things so perfectly dear Brenda. Yes, you are so right, trials do seem to come in a seasonal manner. I cannot imagine the hard losses you were hit with during those months in the 1990's.

It seems that loss (of health and good people) heightens our sense of appreciation. I've never been more grateful for those healthy "normal" moments, and a good night's sleep is much more appreciated than it ever has been. As well, my loved ones and friends are even more precious to me than before this season.

Thank you so very much for your kindness, good thoughts and prayers. They mean more to me than you know.

With love and friendship, always.

Warmly,
Tracey
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Angie Bailey said...

I love these photos, Tracey -- she sounds like she was a very special person :)

Prayers and love your way...I see your body healthy and full of energy!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you sooo much Angie! I appreciate the prayers and good thoughts so much.
Love,
Tracey
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P.S. So glad you like the images...they remind me of Grandma Ruby so much...it looks a bit like the neighborhood she lived in.

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

I'm sorry to hear that..my condoleances for you and family.

But you showed us some wonderful pictures. I have to look again and again, I think.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Your kind words are much appreciated ES. So happy you are finding the beauty and joy in these images!
Warmly,
Tracey
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Passione Helena said...

Hi Tracey,

Recently I follow your beautiful blog and hear this sad story today.
If your grandmother look down she'll be thankful for the beautiful memories.
How nice that you do this to her said.

I agree with you, I myself have major setbacks .. It gives you many, despite the sadness also a better appreciation of life. Awareness of the smallest simple things that may arise.

I wish you and your family lots of strength and power, with this loss.
Get well with your health!

Dear greetings, Helena

Laurie said...

Dear Tracey,
I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers go out for your family.
Blessings,
Laurie

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Dear Helena,

Your wise thoughts and kind words are so valuable to us. Thank you very much for taking the time to express them here. They are very appreciated.

Good thoughts and thanks to you for your kindness!

Warmly,
Tracey
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Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Dear Laurie,

How very much we appreciate your good thoughts. Thank you so much.

Warmly,
Tracey
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P.S. Your recent post on rebuilding after Katrina (great pictures) was/is amazing and very inspiring! Your Rose Cottage is enchanting!!!

diXymiss said...

My sincerest condolences for the passing of your dearest Grandma Ruby. I loved the beautiful images you selected in her honor. I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, Tracey. Sending blessings and prayers as you grieve and heal.

diXymiss

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

dXmiss...you are so kind...thanks you so much for the blessings and prayers. I'm happy to say that these past few days have me feeling better...in body and spirit...than I have in months! The good thoughts and prayers you all are sending are so powerful. Thanks again!
Love,
Tracey
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Terri said...

I am so sorry to hear of your families loss. I'll be sending prayers and good thoughts your way. I hope healing and beauty come your way. xo-Terri

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

We are so grateful for the nice note and by your prayers and good thoughts Terri. Thank you!
Warmly,
Tracey
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Storybook Woods said...

Dear Tracey,
I am so sory for your lost of Grandma Ruby. I am praying for you and your family. Love Clarice

Bettyann said...

Dear Tracey..I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your dear "Grandma Ruby"..as I pass thru the years, I am very grateful to the people who have loved me and I them..loving thoughts and prayers are winging their way to you tonight...take care..

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

You are so very kind BettyAnn...thank you so much for the wise words and lovely perspective on such things.
Love and hugs,
Tracey
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Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Oh Clarice, thank you so much...we so appreciate your friendship and good thoughts.
Love,
Tracey
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Terri aka PennyAnn said...

Traacey,
It has been a hard season for you and your family. Prayers said here from my corner for you and your family to find peace and healing in this place.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Dearest Terri, my instincts are telling me that your little corner is a power house! I am feeling better than ever today. Thank you so much.
Love and hugs,
Tracey
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Betty said...

Dear Tracey,
It is very hard to lose someone very special in your life. I think you did a great job with the photos while remembering someone so dear to you. By the photos you picked it looks like she was a very special individual. God bless you family in their time of healing. Take the care you need to; to be healthy. I know it is easier said then done. A friendly word or two from Betty:)

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Betty, I will take your friendly, kind words to heart my friend. Thank you so much for the good thoughts behind them as well.
Love,
Tracey
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Christy@WickedHappy said...

Thinking of you and your family as you deal with your loss. You are in my prayers.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Christy, we sure appreciate them!!!
Love,
Tracey
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P.S. Loved your new "big boy" room!

La Table De Nana said...

My sympathies.. and I am a kindred spirit in nit having been at my best these past few months..I hope we are both fully mended before we know it.Lovely tribute..

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Dear LTDNana...thank you so much for your kind thoughts.

So sorry to know that you too have had your set of trials these past months. My thoughts to you are all of perfect healing...and of love...and of light.


Warmly,
Tracey
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