A Short Sad Post.

This is slightly off my usual topic of gardening, but I need to do this.

My dear sister-in-law, Mary..or Maimie…. as I knew her as..passed away last Friday.

She lived in Boston,Mass.U.S.A, since she was 17 years old, but came back home on holidays many times.

She had been suffering and she really hoped she would not linger too long. She had said her goodbyes to us last week. Just last year she and her husband Joe had been back here on holidays and loved what I have done to the garden. Where I live here with Mary’s brother is their homeplace, so I am the custodian of the Garden 🙂

Mary saw the peas I grow and took one straight away and even ate the pod….! Their Dad always grew veggies here in the old days, so she would be well use to fresh veggies.

Maimie’s ashes will be coming home to rest with her sister,Rita, in our/their garden where they spent there childhood.

I now call it The Garden of Remembrance.

Under her Dad’s Holly Bush and My Weeping Willow. We will always have the “Girls” with us when we garden now.

Rest Now, Mary. You are with your Mam,Dad, and sister Rita.

Leave a comment


  1. So sorry my friend. Looks like a lovely lady, may she now rest in peace. Thinking of you and family. Hugs to all, Sharon

  2. My sympathies, I’m sure that you’ll remember her with much affection. xx

  3. Really sorry to hear this news. It’s sad when we lose old friends but time makes things easier.
    Bridget x

  4. I’m sorry to hear that, but at least you have the garden for the memories.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. How hard it can be to love. Many many thanks for your kind words on my blog too, very much appreciated. x

  6. victoriawildman

     /  July 3, 2012

    Very sad. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  7. Very sad to hear of your loss but the personal Garden of Remembrance is such a lovely idea!

    • Thanks you, Silverbells. It was Mary’s and her sister,Rita, 7 years before her,wishes to return home to where they grew up before going to the U.S.when they were teenagers.

  8. Grace Ryan

     /  July 14, 2012

    She was my grandmother. 😦

  9. Grace Ryan

     /  July 15, 2012

    Yes haha and thank you. We will

  10. I just popped in to say hi and I came across this blog. I’m so sorry for your loss, may Jehovah be with you and your family Catherine.


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