A tough week ahead

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My grandmother passed away yesterday and I’m returning home from California to Kentucky this week for the funeral. It’s going to be a tough week for me. I was my grandmother’s baby, so it’s going to be hard for me and the rest of my family, so please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

I thought I would blog about her this week (I’m actually going to post several tonight that will show up throughout the week). My blog tends to not be too emotional or personal, but I want to pay tribute to her. She was a constant in my life for 30 years and loved me unconditionally.

The photo above is from when she was 18 years old. Her name was Opal (I’ve always loved this name), I’m sure you would have guessed that by the signature. She gave me this photo, and another one I’ll share tomorrow. I love these hand tinted photos. I don’t know that many places still do this, but it is very much a treasure to me. She was a very beautiful woman with a big heart. I’m going to miss her very much.

Until next time Swellions.



  1. says

    Alexa, I’m so sorry for you and your family and I wish you all the best for the next few difficult days.
    How fortunate you have been to have such a wonderful relationship with your beloved grandmother. You will have so many good memories to help you cope with her loss. XO

  2. says

    Oh Alexa, I’m so sorry. Your are definitely in my thoughts. Your grandmother sounds like a wonderful lady and I’m sure she had a hand in making you the sweet, awesome person that you are. Take care and let me know if I can help in any way.

  3. says

    Dear Alexa,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. That you speak so highly of her is a testimony to how much she loved you. May you find comfort and support with your family as you work through this difficult time. Hali

  4. says

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Alexa. I am close with my grandmother as well so I can imagine this will be a tough time for you. Sending you Internet hugs!

  5. says

    Alexa, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have lost both my grandmothers. One, when I was still a child, and another, when I was a grown woman. I still miss them today.

    May you find strength in her memory.


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