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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

May 25, 2006

happy birthday



JEAN INGALL FRANKS

BORN 25TH MAY 1913

my nan was diabetic and every since I could remember, she was blind. She never once complained about her heatlh and didn't have a why me or poor me attitude. She just got on and enjoyed life, 'no use complaining', she would say. I loved her to the ends of the earth and back again - and she loved me in the same way. I remember her hugs & cuddles and unconditional love. Being blind didn't stop her from doing stuff, she would take me into the shops when I was little and buy each of us a cake - mine was always an iced finger bun and hers was usually a neenish tart - oh, how she loved those!She hated the colour green. She passed to the other side about 24 years ago and I can remember the feeling of total loss that I felt on her passing. It is still with me today. Oh lord how I miss her!!!! wherever you are Nana ~ happy birthday from me xoxo

11 Comments:

Blogger Kali said...

She lives on within you ms*robyn. And those memories are so priceless and precious.
I had a very, very strong love for my gran and she passed away in 2004. I miss her terribly...the pain is such an ache...she is such a big part of who I am today.

Such lovely ladies ~ strong, loving and full of soul.

Love to you today xox

8:42 am  
Blogger Holly said...

ms*robyn-what a lovely tribute to a simply beautiful woman. I hope that I can be as good a nan when I have grandchildren as your nan was.

I miss my grandmother that passed in 1991, when Shelby was just 3 weeks old, she never got to see her and that's something I regret terribly. She raised 4 children alone after my grandfather died when my mother was young, and after she retired she cared for my cousins so my aunt could work. She made homemade fudge and divinity, quilts and crocheted blankets. She taught me how to truly love a book and jigsaw puzzles.

Thinking of you and your nan..

8:49 am  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

She is with you every day in spirit. She sounds like such a lovely person. We can all learn an important lesson from her...just to enjoy life.

Take care,
Connie

9:20 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

What a blessing to have such a wonderful person in your life. I am sure you were a blessing to her also

9:46 am  
Blogger Nicole said...

Your love for your Nan pours out in your words.... I'm sure she is watching over you and guiding you with her light. With love xox

4:52 pm  
Blogger Cookie said...

My grandmothers were not very interested in me or my brother when we were children, so you were lucky to have a Nana like her. She will always be with you in spirit.

10:43 pm  
Blogger HomemakerAng said...

memories with grandma ma are the best. my grandma is 91 and we are going out to eat with her this friday night, fun. she just got in a car accident on monday though so her driving days are most likely done. she still colors her hair and has a beau, the man in my grandfather and her wedding, the best man.

11:28 pm  
Blogger Leanne said...

Happy Birthday Nana! She sounds like such a strong woman, I would have loved to have known her. It is so wonderful to read this post and know that you realized just how blessed you were to have her. I think all too often the grandparents are undervalued by their grandchildren, so they don't get to have the type of relationship you two had. It is priceless, and it is wonderful that you keep that relationship going strong with her. My grandmothers had no use for kids, but my Great grandmother was my best friend as a child, and I still feel her with me today. Thanks for this post -- it brought back fond memories for me.

11:59 pm  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

You held your nan's hand as a little girl for awhile..now you hold her in your heart forever.:) Your nan taught you much her legacy lives through you.

12:47 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

You are all very fortunate to have even known your grandparents! My father's Dad died when Dad was a boy of ten, and his Mum died when I was a baby, so I never knew her. My Mum's parents lived in Tasmania, and they died long before I ever got over there.

1:06 am  
Blogger Rosa said...

Our grandmas. They were built to last. Mine was strong too. Big and strong!

6:07 am  

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