Tuesday, April 12, 2011

End of an Era

My mother entered immortality sometime during last night. She was 90 and a strong, forthright, and upstanding woman to the very end. She will be forever missed.

"The Last Rose Of Summer"

'Tis the last rose of summer left blooming alone
All her lovely companions are faded and gone
No flower of her kindred, no rosebud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes or give sigh for sigh

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one, to pine on the stem
Since the lovelies are sleeping, go sleep thou with them
Thus kindly I scatter thy leaves o'er the bed
Where thy mates of the garden lie scentless and dead

So soon may I follow when friendships decay
And from love's shining circle the gems drop away
When true hearts lie withered and fond ones are flown
Oh who would inhabit this bleak world alone?
Oh who would inhabit this bleak world alone?


Mark in DE said...

Oh my... I'm so sorry for your loss. She was very lucky to have such a faithful and attentive son like you to see to all her needs and wants.

Jeff said...

Thank you very much Mark, your kind words mean a lot.

Maurice said...

Oh my god! I come to this so late, I'm so sorry! But as Mark said and that I know for a fact, you were indeed a faithful and attentive son. So sorry for your loss.

Jim said...

I just read your blog entry. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. She was very lucky to have such a loving, caring and attentive son. Especially in the last years of her life. Heartfelt hugs.

Jeff said...

Thanks so much Maurice and Jim. Very much appreciated.

ChefNick said...


My condolences . . . she must have been an awesome mother to come up with you! It'll be hard for a while, but you had her for a very, very long time.

I will hoist one for her this evening.



Jeff said...

Thanks very much Nick! Much appreciated! :)