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A Moment Of Silence

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Today would be Grandma Pike’s 92nd birthday. My wife’s mother lived with us for most of our married life. She did not fit the stereotype of a mother-in-law at all and was easy to get along with. She was instantly beloved by anyone who met her. Her nephew has purchased a stone for her grave and we will have what I guess you would call an unveiling of it tomorrow.


34 responses to “A Moment Of Silence”

  1. Webb Blogs Avatar

    Sorry for your loss Herb

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you.

  2. swabby429 Avatar

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you.

  3. henhouselady Avatar

    She sounds like a real blessing.

    1. Herb Avatar

      She was. Still is, really.

  4.  Avatar

    She was beloved.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yes she was.

  5. Jim Borden Avatar

    I like that red hat!

    1. Herb Avatar

      She wore it well. And proudly.

      1. Jim Borden Avatar


  6. dumbestblogger Avatar

    She looks a lot like Benjamin.

    1. Herb Avatar

      I agree.

  7. Jacqui Murray Avatar

    I can see that woman was a pistol and will be missed.

    1. Herb Avatar

      She was a pistol but she let us run our household and almost never nagged or interfered.

  8. Ashley Avatar

    I loved grandma pike! She was such a joy to be around and always with a smile ! I’m so honored I was able to spend those last moments with grandma pike in the hospital. I will always treasure every moment we had together. I’m so happy to hear a stone was able to be purchased. ❤️

    1. Herb Avatar

      We’re going to look at it at 1 O’Clock today.

  9. c.a. Avatar

    Praying for you and your family today and specially on Monday.
    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you.

  10. Chel Owens Avatar

    You should write more about her personality. ❤ You are sweet to remember her and tell us about her.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thanks. Writing about her personality is kind of a challenge but I will think it over.

  11. The Tin Cup Clan Avatar

    With each elder’s passing; our world becomes a bit dimmer. But they still live in the Tellin’, pass the stories down, make sure the young’unz know.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thanks for your comment, Mike. That is a good point.

  12. haoyando Avatar

    Love to read stories of grandma Pike. You are not only a wonderful father and grandfather; you are also the best son-in-law.

  13. Tony Laplume Avatar

    I celebrate both my mom’s birthday and the anniversary of her death. It’s important to remember.

  14. Amber Avatar

    A beautiful treasure

  15. AJMcGregor Avatar

    What a wonderful family you have! It sounds like all of you have inspired each of you to be the best you can be.

  16. Cherie White Avatar

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Herb. And I’m sorry I didn’t see this sooner! Blessings to you and your family! 🙏

  17. Garfield Hug Avatar

    A good tribute to a much loved lady! Much love and blessings with Garfield hugs

  18. J P Avatar

    It sounds like she was a great lady. What a blessing that you made a place for her in your home. I have decided that the atomization of families is something our culture has gotten very wrong.

  19. Geoff Stamper Avatar

    I am also sorry I did not see this sooner. I have a hole in my system of following posts. You and your mother-in-law are both amazing. I envy how you get along with everyone!

    1. Herb Avatar

      She was a good person. She never said a lot but she took an interest in whatever was going on. She was easy to get along with.

  20. MichaelStephenWills Avatar

    Golden memories

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yes, sir.

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