Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An amethyst remembrance

Me with my mom, Eleanor Carter Brubaker,
1936-2011

I held a jewel in my fingers
And went to sleep. 
The day was warm, the winds were prosy
I said: “’Twill keep.”

I woke and chid my honest fingers—
The gem was gone; 
And now an amethyst remembrance
Is all I own. 

– Emily Dickinson

39 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My mom is 84 and I know that the time will come for me, too. Marilyn

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  2. Your Mom was sure beautiful! I'm so sorry. I know you will miss her.

    Billie in TX

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  3. Oh Susan, although I don't know the circumstances, I can only surmise. You probably do not remember meeting me in the Paducah Museum gift shop during the 2010 quilt show, I most certainly remember meeting your Mom and you. It was one of the most heartwarming and pleasant meetings I've ever encountered. I send you and your family all my heartfelt love.

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  4. I wish I could brighten your day. All I can say is that I am so sorry.

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  5. I'm so very sorry, Susan.
    What a sweet photo. She was beautiful.

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  6. What a beautiful photo. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how profoundly I have missed my mother and always will. But she is in my heart and her words always in my head. Mother and child, I believe, is the deepest connection. Keep her close.

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  7. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Wonderful photo of you and your mom, you really do look like her.

    Debbie

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  8. So very sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  9. Sorry about your loss Susan. Grieve well.

    Teri

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  10. Mary, I do remember meeting you. Thanks for your note.

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  11. Condolences and hugs from all of us.

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  12. Susan, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. What a beautiful picture of you both - you look so much like her! sue

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  14. There is peace in knowing that your mother will be with you always...and you with her. My sincerest sympathies to you and your family.

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  15. I'm so sorry. I know how I miss mine.

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  16. So sorry for your loss Susan, I know you will miss your mom. Keep the good memories close in your heart. xo

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  17. I am so sorry. May your memories of her carry you through the toughest days.

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  18. we are so sorry, thoughts are with you and family xx

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  19. Deepest sympathy on your families' loss.

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  20. I'm very sorry for your loss. We all know it has to come one day, but we are never ever prepared. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  21. Sweet, sweet hugs being sent your way.

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  22. You'll never stop missing your mom but you have some wonderful memories to keep her in your thoughts. You look just like your mom - beautiful!

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  23. Your mom looked so sweet and pretty and happy. I am very sorry for your loss.

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  24. Susan- I'm so sorry for your loss. My mom has been gone two years and I miss her so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  25. Susan,
    I lost my mom 6 years ago and a day doesn't go by that I don't think of her. From her I have my love of all needlecraft.

    I am very sorry you lost your mom - she looked to be a gorgeous lady in the picture you posted and I am sure her spirit was equally lovely!

    Moni

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  26. Susan - I am so sorry for your loss. You are the spitting image of your Mom. She will stay in your spirit forever.

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  27. A lovely picture to remember. You have her smile. Sending hugs to you.

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  28. Susan, I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Darlis

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  29. So sorry for your loss, Susan. Condolences to you and yours. Thank you for allowing us to comfort you.

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  30. Condolences to you and yours, Susan. Thank you for sharing with us so we can offer you some comfort in your very difficult time.

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  31. Susan, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your many loving memories will comfort you thru your sorrow. God bless you! Hugs!!!

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  32. What a lovely photo of you and your mother. Please accept my condolences.

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  33. I am so sorry for your loss. Words are just not enough at times like this. Hugs are better, and though all I have is text, please know that there is a hug in here too...

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  34. A beautiful picture of you and your mom...one to be treasured for sure. Love & prayers to you Susan.

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