Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lovely Henrietta

This is my beautiful maternal Grandmother Henrietta...

She strikes a Glamorous pose, doesn't she?
My angelic Grandfather stands behind her.
This weekend, Henrietta would have celebrated her 84th Birthday.
One of the strongest women I have ever known, she was generous, willful, FEARLESS.

She lived without regrets, and with the utmost JOIE DE VIVRE!

As a little girl, I remember our trips to the Black Sea beaches...

We collected tiny pink seashells.
They had to be tiny, and they HAD to be pink!
Nothing else would do, for they were rare and oh so beautiful...

Her apple strudel was legendary.

As was her infectious laughter! 

She LOVED to dance...

She LOVED to play...

She loved LIFE!

She gave so much. In her last few years, she volunteered tirelessly at inner city schools...

helping children READ.

I miss her every day...

but Love and Memories live FOREVER.

Thank you for letting me share my memories of one of the great women who helped make me who I am.

A beautiful week to all...


  1. She must have been an incredible person and role model. Your tribute to her is touching and I imagine that she has passed down many of her wonderful qualities to you.

    So glad that you have always her love and those memories.


  2. Hello Irina:
    This is such a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. Clearly a woman of many parts and strong character. One cannot help but admire people who are confident in themselves and are without fear in the pursuit of goals that they believe to be true and worthy. And, as you say, when one looks back on one's life it is interesting to note in how many ways such a person as your grandmother has contributed and moulded the personality which you have today. A marvellous role model!!!

  3. You have written an absolutely beautiful and heartfelt tribute to a beautiful woman. What a wonderful , meaningful life she had inspiring.. All the love your grandma created is still there, because all the memories are still there . The simples truth: you live on - in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.

    I am sending peace and love your way

  4. DEAREST! I cannot believe I am so behind my blogging and LAST NIGHT, I sat here visiting blogs and this morning I FIND MORE???

    OK we have to speak of this gorgeous woman whom YOU RESEMBLE!!! This to you! Anita

  5. What a lovely tribute,she must of been a sweet lady.I adore the photos.Im a new follower,cant wait to visit agin soon.~~Becky

  6. Irina,
    What a wonderful tribute which I am sure she would love. She sounds like a marvellous person to have in your life, it's a blessing.
    Much Love

  7. Goodmorning Irina!Thanks for the visit to my blog,nice to have you.I hope you enjoy your journey with me as I will with you.

    Have a lovely day!

    I posted before this,but I didnt see it come up if I have 2 of the same messages thats why lol.

  8. Dear Irina,
    Such a beautiful tribute to your grandmother.
    She sounds like a magnificent woman. I know you will carry the memories in your heart forever..
    Have a wonderful day

  9. Dear Irina
    I am humbled by your kind words. Thank you so much for visiting.. I am so happy you enjoyed viewing my fairy.

  10. That's just beautiful. Everyone who has good memories of their grandparents is lucky! I had four wonderful grands, myself, and wouldn't be who I am without them.

    P.s. So glad you decided to follow my blog - that's how I discovered yours and I love it!

  11. You sweet soul.... Thank you so much for your encouraging words about my vase... How very kind of you to stop in.
    Love and blessings to you Irina,


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