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Thursday, December 3, 2015

~ EMMA ~

 I bought this little adorable snow lady at a garage sale last year for a dollar...

 She just appealed to my eyes and heart...
I added a couple of vintage rhinestone pins to her sparkly white snowsuit....
and...
I named her EMMA.






 My grandmother, EMMA, died of tuberculous when she was about 33. 

She had 4 little babies when she died...
well, my mama was 8 yr. old.

My mother could remember a few things about EMMA but not very much.
 *

I wasn't able to find out a lot about her...
she was beautiful...I can see that in the only photo I have of her.
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I try to think how I would have loved knowing her...
spending time with her...
and how much MY mother would have loved being with her.
*
My aunt told me that when EMMA died, they thought
they would surely lose my grandpa, too.


Isn't she just beautiful...
 
She died so young that she probably never thought much
about the grandchildren she might have someday...
or her great-grands.

I like to think that, in 7 grandgirls of mine, maybe one has a bit of resemblance to EMMA. 


33 comments:

  1. Emma. was very beautiful and so sad that she died so young and left 4 little children. Love the snow woman she is really very pretty. Great find for only one dollar.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  2. A lovely snow lady, I never seem to find that sort of bargain. A sad story about your grandmother, such a very young age to go, and to leave a little family.

    Diana

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  3. She was a pretty lady, Bj . so young. I love "Emma" the snow Lady, she looks so soft and cudley .

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  4. I like your Emma and hearing about life, loss, memories . .

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  5. I love your sweet Emma the snowlady! What a beautiful Grandmother Emma was, gorgeous picture! Have a blessed day dear B.J. HUGS!

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  6. I'm sorry you'll lost your grandmother when she was just a young woman. Every time I hear of tuberculous I always think of Edgar Allan Poe. I remember hearing about all the family he had mostly died from it. You have to imagine how many countless families were crumbled by the disease.

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  7. She's awfully cute, BJ! Good find!

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  8. Love that cute snowman, but I love the story of Emma even more.

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  9. She's adorable...and how very sad your grandmother passed at 33!
    hughugs

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  10. She is just beautiful. So sad she passed so young,. I love your cute little snowperson. You always find the cutest things at a good price. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  11. Wow your grandma Emma was a beauty!! So sad she was lost to her loved ones so young. Modern Medicine has helped us so very much in that regard hasnt it? Your snow lady is so sweet and i am absolutely sure your grandma would just love it! The rhinestone pins set it off perfectly!!

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  12. Your snow lady is a tribute to your real life grandma Emma, and they both are beautiful . Enjoy her every day.

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  13. BJ a sad outcome for your beautiful Grandmother. Your snow lady is cute all dressed and sporting bling. Naming her Emma is a sweet tribute.
    xoxo

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  14. What a sad but touching story you shared with us. Love your snow lady

    Cindy

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  15. Thank you for sharing your Emma, she is adorable and I can tell she has captured your heart. Your story of your grandmother is lovely. Is it strange how we miss those we have never met?
    Nonie

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  16. What a cute snow lady and only a $1 what a treasure found! I like that you named her after your grandmother. So sweet bj.
    Have a great evening.
    Kris

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  17. Sweet post. I love your snow lady. What a treasure for only a buck. Thanks for sharing this story.
    Have a wonderful Friday.

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  18. What a lovely tribute to a lady that left us much too soon. I lost my mother very young as well. Memories are wonderful tho.

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  19. a sad tale, dear Lady.... The best of Holiday wishes to you and yours...

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  20. Wonderful that Emma is remembered so lovingly.

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  21. Love your snow lady bj ... she looks so fancy with her rhinestone jewelry. Love the name too and that you named her after your grandmother. My oldest sister was named Emma Gene. We called her EmmaGene as if it were one work. She always went by that name until she was in a care facility and they called her Emma. Just did not sound right without Gene behind it. Your Grandmother was a beautiful lady. Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  22. She was a true beauty. Such a sad story except that her children carried on and she would love to know, if she doesn't already, that she has a beautiful family

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  23. Emma is beautiful, both of them! Same thing happened to my great grandmother Cora and my hubby's grandmother. Both left children and passed too young. Sheila

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  24. Oh how adorable! Pretty snow lady and Emma...she really was a beautiful lady...

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  25. Isn't it a shame how little so many of us know about our grandparents and how much I'd love to sit and chat with them sometime about their lives and loves~

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  26. How sad that she died so young! I'm glad you have a photograph to remember her by, and to pass on to your children and grands. I am always amazed as likeness I find in these old photos. I love your snowgirl- she is adorable.

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  27. Your snow lady, Emma is really cute and adorable. I too didn't get to know my grandma and I do not even have a photo of her. Your grandma photo shows her to be a beautiful young woman.

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  28. what a beautiful photo of Emma...don't you imagine she is looking at you down below? at least I like to think so

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  29. What a wonderful story and I love your snow-lady. So pretty! Happy Holidays!

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  30. What a beautiful post about your grandmother. How tragic that she died so young. Your "Emma" doll is sweet. Blessings. Pam

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  31. Your great grandma was beautiful! So sad, the illnesses that we can now control took so many in years past. My great grandmother died in the influenza epidemic way back in the early 1900's.

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xo bj