..and I did see that beautiful Rose too! Love you. Great Grandma Jean
Dear Great Grandma Jean: I wanted to give you this rose, but
when I looked up I saw you way up high in the clouds, and you were way too far away for me to hand this to you. You looked so peaceful and you were smiling, so I smiled back - did you see me? I remember you wearing that sport-cap when all your hair fell out after you got that thing they call cancer. I was so hoping you'd get better, but when you didn't and you felt so badly, I just knew you needed to rest. Well, I can dry the rose petals; put some pretty perfume on them, and keep them in a little jar so I'll always remember the day I saw you floating on the cloud near Heaven. I love you. Bella
THIS PHOTO IS BY LISA MARIE - NOT MY DAUGHTER, BUT SHE HAS THE SAME NAME.
Lisa is dealing with cancer; she is a terrific photographer. If you click this beautiful photo, you can visit her blog. This photo seemed so right to pay tribute to the many who've dealt with cancer (as I have); to those who've won the battle, and in memory of those who haven't.
IN YOUR MEMORY, JEAN
Love, Bruce & Shelby
IN YOUR MEMORY, JEAN
Love, Gaby & Kevin
IN YOUR MEMORY, JEAN
Love, Tom, Sandy, & family
Jean requested that instead of sending flowers, that we 'plant them'.
Per her request, these flowers are planted in Jean's memory.
We chose the Forget Me Not's; Pansies, and a mix of other perennials.
Alaska State Flower is the Forget Me Not. It was chosen in 1949. The alpine forget-me-not is a perennial that grows 5 to 12 inches high in alpine meadows. The flowers have five connected salviform petals, colored sky blue, that are a quarter to a third of an inch wide. They have a white inner ring and a yellow center.
Jean's son, Chris, and her great grand-daughter, Bella
Chris, son of Jean, & my daughter, Lisa
Antelope Canyon - April, 2008
JEAN HAD A HAPPY CHRISTMAS WITH HER FAMILY - 2007
In memory of Dexter - passed 10/9/09
We shall all miss him as we do all the others we've added to this page.
Lane remembers his great grandmother
A happy Christmas they all shared.
LISA AND CHRIS - JEAN'S CHRISTMAS - 2007
Chris said these few words for his mom, Jean - amid his tears, he finished his thoughts beautifully.
THIS IS FOR MOM
I’m probably a little biased, but she was the greatest mom anyone could ask for. From the birthday cakes and parties when we were little to the Christmases with the kids, grandkids and great grandkids completely destroying the house and never batting an eye.
From carving pumpkins and having all of the grandkids go out for candy and watching them count the pieces spread out on the living room floor, we will miss the chaos.
Chaos, we gave her a lot. Each one of us has a bucketful; she should have disowned us all. Instead, she kept making and baking the best things anyone could ask for – Christmas cookies, goetta, chili sauce, pea soup with spaetzles, breakfast, lunch or dinner anytime we came over.
I’ll miss the gin and tonics she’d make when I’d call after work to tell her I was stopping by.
I’ll miss calling Linda, her best friend for the last 30 years, and asking her to hang up for a minute from her nightly calls so I could call mom and tell her I was coming by. Mom didn’t have call waiting, but Linda did.
Linda and Sandy, what good friends they are. You guys are so loved and appreciated. No one could ever match what you have done for our family; we are so blessed.
There are so many good things and stories to talk about. She touched so many lives that we will never stop remembering and talking about her.
We love you and miss you, Mom. Tell Dad we said “hi” and have a great time.
JEAN KREUTZ - CHRIS'S MOM
IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER - DIED MAY 26, 1993
I WROTE THIS POEM FOR MY FATHER - IN HIS MEMORY. DIANE
Dad never heard the voice of a political puppet
He only heard the sound of a heavenly trumpet
What a golden voice that he fought for in this land of choice
Dad - in the army under the red, white and blue
Dad, blew his trumpet; and fought bravely for me and you
The taps - later, at so many funerals he played On that cold windy hill - he quivered yet brave
he buried his sister and brother-in-law too
that same day - dad never skipped a note and that sweet sound of his music resounded; echoed
over their caskets remembered and cherished through and through
Then dad's turn came - he left mom; my sisters my brother and me -
May; in the spring of 1993
Now I hear my dad when I see that early morning sky
I know he's making music when that horizon is bright and blue.
Blew, blew - the wind and his breath... Dad, how I miss you in this form
we call 'death'.....
IN MEMORY OF GRANDPA REESE - DIED JANUARY 21, 1969
IN MEMORY OF GRANDMA WILMA - DIED APRIL, 1941
IN MEMORY OF SARAH - DIED DECEMBER 24, 2007
IN MEMORY OF CINCY - DIED DECEMBER, 2006
IN MEMORY OF GIZMO
IN MEMORY OF QUACKAMOO - SEATTLE - 1981
On a family blog, I'd normally not include this. However, Ron was truly special...
George died June 22; less than 2 weeks after Jean did. If you want to visit his website and take 'one last look', CLICK GEORGE'S PICTURE (above), and pay your respects - just remember the 7 words you can't say on television....
IN MEMORY OF GEORGE CARLIN - MAY 12, 1937 - JUNE 24, 2008
Mr. Carlin won a total of four Grammy Awards. He was recently named the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which he was to receive in November at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
The Kennedy Center said Monday that the prize would be given posthumously and that the evening would be a tribute to his life and work.
In addition to his brother, Patrick, Mr. Carlin is survived by his wife, Sally Wade, and a daughter, Kelly Carlin McCall. His first wife, Brenda Hosbrook, died in 1997.
Mr. Carlin’s most recent work was especially contentious, even bitter, full of ranting against the stupid, the fat, the docile. But he defended the material, insisting that his comedy had always been driven by an intolerance for the shortcomings of humanity and society.
“Scratch any cynic,” he said, “and you’ll find a disappointed idealist.”
IN MEMORY OF JOHN WEBB WHO TOUCHED SO MANY WITH HIS SMILE
JOHN WEBB - A HOMELESS MAN WE ALL LOVED.
John Webb, age 59, passed away May 15, 2007 - a little over a year ago.
John was a very dear friend to 'the world'. John served in the military in his younger years. John never talked about family; family by blood that is.
John's 'adopted family'were the town people and the people at the local bus service where they'd give John all the rides he needed, at no charge.
John smiled at everyone - he walked everywhere (except for the many who offered him a ride when they saw him by the side of the road).
John ultimately became crippled from the cold nights; needed a walker, and still remained determined to walk the streets he loved - push along the shore of the Colorado River that he often bathed in.
We all helped feed him - we all loved him - and last year when he died, a tribute to him was made in the local newspaper.
In memory of John...
I REMEMBER PLAYING THE MELODY TO THESE LYRICS AT FUNERALS. I LOVE THE WORDS...
Sunset and evening star,And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crost the bar.
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
THE LIGHT BURNING, IS A RESTORED GAS LAMP FROM GRANDPA'S HOME.
Chris Kreutz, my daughter's husband, restored this lamp after it had sat in my grandfather's vacant house for many years. Chris salvaged many items from that old home - he loves to make old things new; he brings life to those things others see no purpose in. Chris is hard-working; loving, and a wonderful grandfather. He's been a second father to children brought into the 'family', simply by either marriage, or merely because he (and my daughter) believe they need some extra parental guidance and love. Chris is one of four children that Irene and Bill Kreutz called 'our kids'. I thought it would be nice to bring 'light' to Jean's page, and to mark this spot for the others we've missed after their death; they all were lights in our lives.
My blogs are not updated daily; they are all about things that interest me and/or topics on which I feel competent to discuss and give out ideas and useful information.
Each blog has music; each blog has some type of tribute to either my family or to others who have web-sites that I link to for valuable information and insight.
My blogs are geared toward the positive - I keep negatives out of my life, and from the things I write on my blogs.
The I-net; it's that one little candle that reaches out and burns brightly for all of us. Diane - Nevada