Tuesday, December 7, 2010

In Loving Memory

Martha Mary Beyer Strahm
August 28, 1911 to December 6, 2010
Photo (1971) from left to right:
Silas, Martha (holding me), and Sandy Strahm

Photo (2000)
Martha holding Brannon

My grandmother.  
I always looked forward to Christmas at 
Grandma Martha's house.
I knew she bought us grandkids our gifts at the
dime store; and I always knew
I'd love whatever she chose for me.
It was always art supplies!
Colored pencils, markers,
giant pads of clean white paper with
a rough texture...
I can honestly say, I was never disappointed.

I also loved the big antique dresser
in the dining room.  If I remember
correctly, it had many coats of paint but
the final look was a green with black
showing through.
The bottom drawer always stuck,
but it was my favorite.
It was crammed full of coloring books -
some dating back years and years -
and a giant metal container of crayons.
I don't think she ever threw a crayon away.
I wonder whatever happened to the contents
in that drawer?

May you be at peace, Grandma.
You were loved very much.


Trish said...

Very special memories! You were so blessed to have her in your life. I'm very sorry for your loss Meggan.

Anonymous said...

oh how I know what it is like to lose a loved one. my heart goes out to you. i will tell you the pain never goes away... but with time it comes in less heavy waves.


Rachel Willow'z Design said...

I am very sorry for your loss. You will always have the memories and those are so precious. My mom shares traditions of her grandma with us to pass on through time.