A generation about gone

A generation about gone

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    My Grandmother let slip her pain wracked body last night at last. She was officaly 99 years old , tho it seems that there was a mixup she never bothered to correct when she was issued a birth cert in the 30s and in fact she was 102. On her wall hung a 5 generation picture , and not many get to partake in one of them . My wife and I were holding her hands as she died, expressing our love , and the joyfull impact she had on our and others lives.
    As i reflect on the changes she saw , Literally coming to homestead in colorado in a covered wagon thro computers and the internet. I am quietly in awe at her and the few we have left of her generation . The trails and changes they faced and if not overcame , at least out lasted are amazing , from the dustbowl to the depression ,War and famine, The deaths of setting presidents, and babies in scattered homestead cribs .
    Ladies and Gentlemen , I submit that THEY were truly Americans . No whining , No complaining . When life got rough they rolled up their sleeves and set to righting what was wrong . What a wealth of experience , and compassion we are loosing with them .
    The coming days are going to be bittersweet , with a strangely joyful mourning in my family . We will lovingly express our joy for her that she is no longer in pain, while selfishly wishing we had a bit more time with her . In this case i can truely say that all my life simply isnt long enough .
    RIP Martha Weeden, and may God speed you to your reward .
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    I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. And yes....they are the generation that helped forge what we have today. May God welcome her with open arms.....

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    Rest in Peace.
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    She is back with all the family that went before, and will be awaiting that joyful reunion when all that remain are once again reunited.

    Our prayers go out to you and your family.
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    We will lovingly express our joy for her that she is no longer in pain, while selfishly wishing we had a bit more time with her.
    Beautifully put. Our prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate and grieve the passing a grandmother who made and continues to make a tremendous impression on your life.

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    Well written. A lot of history went with her, adding to the loss.

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    My condolences for your loss, she's in a better place.

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    My prayers and condolences for your loss.

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    Bob - I feel for you.

    You wrote us a fitting obituary which honors her memory and now while dealing with the gap left in your lives, time to celebrate all she was and stood for.

    True enough - there are few left any more of that era ....... and it was without doubt one which included the true American spirit of grit, fight, and sometimes pure survival.

    RIP Martha Weeden.
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    God bless her soul.

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    Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.

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    Sorry to here your loss, your family will be in my prayers
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    Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers sent out.
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    My condolences to you and all your family.
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    Sorry for your loss.

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