Mary Lucile (Crowe) Gallagher (6 Nov 1925 – 20 Apr 2013) — 15 Comments

  1. What a nice tribute to your grandmother, Jenny. She gave you a place to create such happy memories! I’m sorry for your loss. Blessings to you and the rest of her family.

  2. Oh Jenny, so sorry to hear about this loss . I am still not recovered from living life without my Nana . Except for Bingo night , our grandmothers were carbon copies . I get under her quilt ( with the hand sewn label that says ” Made by Nana ” whenever I miss her .

    Love this memorial . And it looks like your ” detective ” genes are still at work .

  3. Charles’ Chips were the greatest! Thanks to you and your Grandma for reminding me. Apparently, they are recently back after years, and using the original recipes, and the original cans! They no longer deliver in vans, but online.

    Thank you for the lovely memories of your grandmother. I’m sorry you’ve lost her, but it sounds like she really *lived life* when she was here. That smile, and the light in the eyes…. Lovely woman.

  4. Jenny, I am so sorry about your loss, your grandmother sounds likes lot of grandmothers, which is to say, simply amazing. You have taken me back today to eating all of my tomato soup so I could see the man in the design at the bottom of the bowl, the sound of her shuffling cards on the metal TV tray, taking our shoes off on her tiled basement floor, which was so clean and shiny you could slide on it. What a blessing grandmas are, and how hard is it to see them unwell at the end.

  5. Jenny, that was beautiful. I’m really glad you have some good memories of happy times. Thank you for being so kind. Love you.

  6. All my sympathy and prayers, Jenny. I suspect your visits were as much a highlight for your grandparents as for you and your sister. Your memories sparked my own memories of summer visits. Very real moments that we hold onto forever.

  7. Thank you, Jen. That was so beautiful. I had forgotten about “king cross chickies” until I read your post. How much fun was that. And with your Jenny-ology, Magda was right. You really did get Grampa’s detective gene!

  8. Thank you for sharing such warm memories. All the details are different, but your memories brought back to me my memories of my father’s mother (the only grandmother I knew). My grandmother was also a quilter and I share with you my love for “grandma’s” quilts.
    Again, thank you for sharing your memories.

    Sue McCormick

  9. Oh Jenny, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother! What a beautiful post you’ve written to honor her, Condolences to you and to your family.

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