11 September 2009

Honoring My Grandma

Early on Wednesday morning my grandma, RoyLee Tapp, went to Heaven to be with Jesus. Today our family and friends are gathering to celebrate her life.

My grandma got her name, Roy Lee, from her father. She was born during the terrible flu epidemic in 1918 and her father, along with many others, were deathly ill. It was all everyone could do to take care of the sick, let alone name a newborn. When my grandma was two months old her father passed away and they named her after him. She was never fond of her name and insisted that it be written all together and pronounced all together.

Doesn't she and my grandpa have that *Bonnie & Clyde* look here?:)




My grandma always wore a big straw hat in the sun.

In her everyday housework clothes.

Live long loves.

The Princess with Grandma on her 91st birthday last month.

13 comments:

Betsy said...

What a handsome couple they made! Sounds like she had a wonderful, long life! Lots of smiles and tears today, I'm sure.

Michelle M. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
She was incredibly beautiful! It is sounds like she was loved very much. Prayers for you today.

Valerie said...

What a fitting tribute, Lora! How blessed you are to have such lovely memories...

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

So sorry for your loss, Lora.
We've talked a little through comments about our Grandmas, and I know there are some common threads. Thank you for sharing a little more about her. I loved hearing about how she got her name, although it was sad, and enjoyed looking at all the pictures. Some of them you hadn't shown us before.

About Me said...
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About Me said...

I found your blog this morning and joined. I thought you might like to look at my blog http://heavenhealed.blogspot.com.
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Vickie

Song Lee said...

Lora,
This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman.
Love.

Angela said...

What beautiful old photos! I love your tribute and she looks like a very special lady! I am so sorry she has passed, but thankful she is home safe with Jesus!

Carla said...

91 years? A live well lived!!! What a lovely tribute.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I am sorry for your loss, but it is so wonderful that you will see her again. She looked like such a sweet person. I love the big hat. That picture of her and princess is soooo sweet. Bless you and your family.

Jamie said...

Such a lovely tribute! I love the pictures. I'm sorry for your loss!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My sincere sympathy on the loss of your grandmother. She was a beautiful woman. I see a resemblence to you in the sepia colored photo of her...you both have the same pretty smile!

Lora said...

Thank you so much for all of your kind comments at the passing of my grandma! They mean so much!