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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The end of an era.

 

The Smith Kids

They always were a close family.  Right to the end.  My mother, Kit (Kathryn), her sister, Josie (Joan) and brother Jim all passed away within the last three months.  Mom went first - probably because she was oldest and always first - Josie went early last week and my uncle Jim passed away a few days later.  It has been a sobering time.

26 comments:

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, deal girl. What a load to deal with. I'm so sorry you've lost your loved ones. May you and your family find the strength to carry on.

Mama Pea said...

Yes, truly the end of an era. I so remember the feeling of such loss when the last of my wonderful aunts and uncles (I grew up in a huge, close, extended family) passed away. Sending condolences to you especially, and of course, your sisters. Hugs.

Susan said...

I think it is wonderful when siblings are close. A sad loss for your family but there is something comforting about them passing on together.

Steve Reed said...

Oh, I'm sorry. It IS remarkable that they all died so close together in time. What a huge change for your family!

Ed said...

My condolences on your losses.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that's sort of like what happened to my family though they were all very young. it's never easy no matter how old they are. hugs!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My condolences, Susan. That's a lot of hard losses in only 3 months. It's especially sad when an entire generation has passed.

ellen abbott said...

Wow. Hard enough to lose one but all three in so short a time. My condolences.

Michelle said...

Wow, they decided to close that era decisively quick, didn't they! What a shock that must be to your systems; how hard it must be to cope with so much loss so fast.

DFW said...

Susan, So sad for your loss. My Mom was the last to go ,,, 7 other brothers & sisters before her. It truly is the end of an era when all are gone. Beautiful siblings. Thoughts & prayers headed your way.

Joanne Noragon said...

I am so sorry, and I do know how it is. All our "older generation", from both sides of the family, left over and 18 month period. My mother and her brother went in a six month period.
Those three make a lovely picture. I am so sorry.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

I am so very very sorry for your loss. Today was my mother's 99th birthday if she had been still alive. She passed away in her 60s. It's always hard losing your parents no matter how old you are and then your other relatives as well.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

It looks like your mother was in the navy? Mine was too as well as my dad. My mother always loved her Navy years during World War II. She was a yeoman in Maryland back east and it was the first time she got a chance to travel outside of Nebraska. She really had a blast

Katie C. said...

It’s hard and I’m sorry for your loss. My mom, the youngest of eight, passed away last November. She was 95 and the last of her generation.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Oh, Susan... {{{hug}}}

Marcia LaRue said...

I am not so familiar with you or your family, however, please accept my condolences to you and your family at this tremendous loss.
Hugs from Colorado! ❤️

Theresa Y said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Debby said...

I am so sorry. That is a whole lotta change in a very short period of time.

wyomingheart said...

Condolences to you and your sisters! You were very blessed to have such a tight family, and it is extremely difficult to recover from such loss. Just rely on those forever memories, to aid in your sorrow. Hugs from the ridge!

Debby said...

Susan, I am so very sorry for your losses. To see an entire generation gone in such a short time is tough.

www.self-sufficientsam.blogspot.com said...

I'm so sorry for all your losses. What a handsome family they were. You didn't really get a breath in-between tragedies. It's very hard to lose your loved ones but maybe that's why we have memories so they will not be forgotten. Bless you and your sisters.

Joy said...

That’s too much death for any family to cope with. So sorry!

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Are you doing okay?

Katie C. said...

Is your blog over too? Please, noooooo

Katie C. said...

Is your blog gone forever? 😥

Retired Knitter said...

Yes my mom died within 30 days of her brother. It was a sobering Christmas for us in 2014 when that happened.