Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Birthday Rememberance

Today I am longing to call my cousin Tom and wish him a 
Happy Birthday!
he cell phone # is still on my phone.
Oh how I wish I could.........
if you remember, he left us in October.

I did get to say that in person
2 years ago.
We had such a grand time.
John and Tom
The two brothers together
boisterous and fun!

We did not see each other often, but when you look back
there are times that were captured.

Dining room at 1515 
me, Tom, Deb and Granddad

Playing on the front porch at 1515
Tom, me, my brother Mark and his brother John

Fun with my Dad "Uncle Kenny"

Visiting Grandad in the hospital
Tom is on the right

The most important thing to Tom was his family.
He has a wonderful wife, handsome son and beautiful daughter.
They were what life was all about.
I am so grateful he made time to bring them to 1515
and family gatherings
1515 Dining room

Tom, Tommy, cousin Marty and wife Angie

more cousin time
we were in the basement of the Ashmore Presb. Church
This year because of the heat we had the family reunion there.
He was in my thoughts, remembering the last time I was there.

I am so glad that I bought 1515 when I did..
so he could come spend the night again in his Grandparents home..
that he could find time to laugh with his cousins during a difficult time....

I love the picture
Family tradition to have your picture taken on the front steps.

Just want you to know how much I love you...
how much I miss you...
how much you are in my thoughts...

Kelcey this is for you, to know he is never forgotten.

Love, Ann


ann said...

What a beautiful tribute to your cousin. Writing a blog about him is a wonderful way to share those treasured memories with family and friends. Cousins make the best friends with that special family connection. You have honored him.

NanaDiana said...

Ann, What a heartwarming tribute to you wonderful cousin. Thank you for sharing him here with us. It really brought him alive in my mind- Blessings- xo Diana

Susie said...

I know you miss your cousin. I sometimes think of the people missing in my life and I feel so sad. We will all meet again.xo, Susie

Anonymous said...

Oh, Ann, what a sweet tribute to your cousin, Tom! I've enjoyed seeing all of your family snaps and you were as cute as a button. I'm saying a prayer for you right now.
Shelia ;)

sweetvintageofmine said...

I enjoyed seeing pictures of cousin TOM and I also went back in your postings and read where he had passed. It is WONDERFUL you have such a close knit family. So many people you know have horrible relationships with family and that is SO SO SAD! If they only knew....where is the LOVE? Well, it is truly in your FAMILY!!! Prayers and Blessings~~~Roxie

Unknown said...

Hi Ann,
How wonderful that you have so many good memories of your cousin Tom. I just deleted my brothers number from my cell phone. It made me too sad when I came across it. Happy Birthday to your loving Tom..

Rose H (UK) said...

A wonderful, touching tribute of your dear cousin. I'm sure he's looking down on you smiling!
Rose H