It is with heavy heart that I must post about the passing of Granny, better known to us as Annie's Granny from Annie's Kitchen Garden. Sadly, she lost her short but valiant battle with cancer last night. Her daughter Amy has posted a tribute to her at Granny's blog. What a great life and sweet woman.
Our personal experience with Granny started when she somehow found our little blog corner of the world. She wrote a sweet post about us and it drove a lot of new visitors to us and linked us up with some great new friends, many of whom still visit us regularly. She actually went back to the very beginning of this blog and read through every post. She must have been bored silly with some of those early posts, I told her at the time that she was a brave woman, ha.
She had so much garden wisdom and experience to share and it's sad that a lot of that is now lost to the gardening world. I say a lot, but not all, because of her blog...she posted so much advice and tips and tricks (her SEED MAT TUTORIAL is awesome!), I truly hope her blog stays up for everyone to enjoy and learn from for years to come.
She named her blog Annie's Kitchen Garden (more recently changed to Annie's Family Garden), in honor of one of her adorable puppies, Annie. To give equal time, Otto is the other puppy (and equally adorable, ha).
|How cute is this face?|
Carol is survived by a large and caring family, her wonderful husband Jack, her children, her 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren plus one more great grandchild on the way. Now THAT'S how you plant the seeds for the future!
Many of us have been "Gardening for Granny" (click link for details). 2nd Man and I will continue to garden in memory of her. And I better do a good job of it, because she'll be watching now!
I asked her daughter about donations and she said that the one her Mother always donated to was http://www.humanesociety.org
In one of her final posts, she mentioned that lilacs were among her favorite flowers and she said she must get some for her desk...
...not sure if she ever got them, so these are for her.
Goodbye sweet Granny, we luv ya.
You WILL be terribly missed.
Instead of replying to comments, I will just let them all stand as a tribute to this sweet lady that touched all of our lives.