Friday, August 31, 2012

Colleen Maxine Nielsen

 This is my Grandmother the year she graduated from High School - 1948. She was such a beautiful young lady, and each picture we find the more the grandchildren fall in love, and wish so much she was still hear to sit beside us and tell us about her life.

We celebrated her today. She was a well loved woman. 1 of 15 children as we found in her obituary, only one of her siblings is still here. We started the day off at the church for her funeral, and we heard stories of her life, and listened to special music, and then out to the cemetery to bury her next to my Grandpa who passed away 22 years ago.The grandsons were her paul bearers and they looked so handsome and proud to carry Grandma. 

After the ceremony at the grave site, us kids went over to Mom and took her some flowers from Grandma's bouquet. We stood with some other relatives and shared stories about the ones we've lost. I really hate to come to hang out with my family like this, but I've learned so much about my family this weekend, and our history, it makes me really wish I would have made my Grandmother write a book. That being said, she has several journals dating back years, so who knows what treasures we have in store for us. 

We put together a couple photo boards to share with everyone who came, and found some of our favorite photos of her, and Grandpa and their life together. It makes me so happy that they are reunited again.

 All of us grand girls are so in love with these two pictures. What a beautiful thing digital technology is to be able to share these!

I like to think they're all having one happy reunion up there, and that forever more, my Mom looks this happy with her Dad.

We miss you.

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