Beloved Grandmother – RIP

My Grandmother was an amazing, strong, wonderful person. You will be missed Grandma.

    “Don’t forget to tell your favorite people that you love them.”

Shirley Temple Black

My family has always been supportive of my hobby, even if they didn’t understand it. They each find a way to connect with it. For my Grandmother, it was our ‘Shirley Temple’ kids. Here we are, each with our curly-haired cuties.

My grandmother and I holding our 'Shirley Temple' dolls.

Even as my Grandmother’s health declined, she thought of me. This doll was found tucked away in her house when she went into a retirement home. She’d obviously bought it for me but forgot that she’d done so! It was her last gift to me, and I will cherish her forever.

Brown haired, browned eyed #2 kid wearing a white bubble romper outfit.

In an ironic twist of fate, she is identical to my first two kids, Hilary and Brekke, in almost every way. It was meant to be.

Picture of my triplet brown hair braids, brown eyed, #2 OK girls. One is in the heart dress, one in a pink yoke dress, and one in a white bubble romper.
Brekke Anne, Hilary Dorcas, Clothide Patience (front)

Rest in peace Grandma. I hope you’re playing with your dolls and watching all the Shirley Temple movies that you want now.

Thelma Ilean Pyatt (1928 – 2021)

2 thoughts on “Beloved Grandmother – RIP”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. The love between a grandmother and granddaughter is always special. May your lovely memories of your grandmother being you comfort and peace.
    Margaret Granato

  2. Such lovely memories to have. My thoughts are with you. Does your new girl have a name already or do you call her Thelma? Bet wishes, Eve Phillips, Australia.

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