Angelic Visitations

Granny Cracker 1927-2011



sparringK9 said...

Dear God, Aunty. Granny and my mama within days. Maybe they traveled the beam of light together? How wonderful for your family that there is a new baby...that is a kind of order to nature that heals the sorrow of loss. I am so sorry about granny cracker. My prayers are with you. DId granny cracker get to see the new baby? was she actually waiting to see this child?

xo chick

Buzz Kill said...

Know that Granny is in a much better place and cherish the time you had with her.

Pam said...

Auntie, I'm so sorry, but I am very glad Granny got her way and was able to wait for the tribe baby to be born. I feel for you and Chickory so much, it is so difficult to lose your mom, no matter what age you are in life. Peace and love to you and your family.

Karl said...

Morning Aunty Belle,

Godspeed to Granny, may she rest in peace. I know these past months have been hard on both of you. Now that she is a rest, perhaps you can get some too. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Glad to hear that she was able to make it long enough to know of the new arrival. She was one tough lady.

Jenny said...

Heaven must have needed two wonderful Momma's. :-(

Thank you for sharing her with us Aunty. I've admired your devotion to her and I think you're a wonderful daughter.

And congrats to the new baby in your lives.

You're in my prayers. xoxox

Anonymous said...

You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. My prayers are with you.

R.Powers said...

She made it.
I'm sorry for your loss Aunty.
Take care of yourself too while you are taking care of all the kin.

darkfoam said...

so dear, so sweet, so touching..


my love and prayers go out to you and yours ..

Princess said...

My sincere condolences Aunty.
The circle of life can be bitterly painful.
Holding you and chickory in my prayers...

Kymical Reactions said...

thoughts and prayers with you Aunty. I'm so, so sorry for your loss. x.

fishy said...

Peace be with you all.

But Aunty,
I seriously hope this is not the end of the Granny Cracker chronicles. I suspect there are many to be told and I've loved them all to date.

Right smart angels to bring the baby afore fetching Granny :-)

Caroline said...

So sorry to hear of Granny's passing from this world, kind thoughts to those of you grieving her loss. Blessings on the new one in your family.

Aunty Belle said...

K9 / Chick9

"Traveled the beam of light..." A dear thought! Youse a poet. Ya know Aunty grieves fer yore own loss--it's a vacuum that woan ever fill again when yore Mama leaves this plane. t'would be unbearable lessen we knowed they's free of pain an' now dwell in pure joy.

Oh yes, Granny waited fer the wee one to git here...good thang that young'un came two weeks early, cause Granny were holdin' on, but barely. All us'uns believe we's had a heavenly exchange.

Pup, I is jes' so so sorry fer ya to lose yore Mama, ya know I is.

Sharon Rudd said...

Oh, dear Aunty, I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort as you can in that "heavenly exchange," and take care of yourself as well. Hugs, eggy

Aunty Belle said...

I knows youse sayin' it right an' true. Thanky, sir.


that Tribe-Baby is an enormous consolation--an' we's all lookin' forward to the Kymster's makin' Pam a granny Pam!

they have, but I can truly say that I never wanted one day of it to go faster, save the hurt it caused Granny Cracker. She wuz a tough little lady. An New Tribe Chile will know that Granny waited--it is family lore now. Thanky fer yore concern and care.

Boxer-Babe! Happy B'day Sugar Pie!! Thanky fer yore condolences--doan need to remind ya of how hard this is, since ya been thar'. She were an amazin' person, an iffin' she hadn't been so sick so long she would have been a STELLAR BLOGGER.

Thanky so much. The world seems outa balance wif'out her.

She DID make it--yes, Granny waited on tghat chile to arrive, Granny is WILLful, an had her way wif' this--an we's all laughin' 'bout it now--a legend is bein' born.

BTW, FC, mah brother is a'tween Cedar Key and St. Augustine...he is bringin' us some jambalaya crawfish pie-ya' fer the after show--do yore Three Sisters make Jambalaya?


I know that ya know...yore note means so much.


Why thanky pretty chile'--indeed it can.


How ya feelin' Sweet Pea? Lemme assure ya us ole ladies is thrilled that yore wee one is on its way--it keeps the world a but saner.


Ha, no kiddin' them angels is on the job! AN' I appreciate the peace. As fer Granny Chronicles, it woan be long an' I'll be tellin' her tales--cause she ain't here to switch mah laigs when I tell too much--heh.


aw, mercy, it is so hard I cain't sleep. I'se so used to gettin' over to tuck her abed at night, now I ain't got her to tuck. It hurts. Then, I 'member that she is real happy now--that an The New Baby helps ease the sorrow.

Y'all is all so dear, a treasured cyber family. Thanky to each an' every one of ya'.

Aunty Belle said...


Why, c'mon on down heah an' help me figger our what comfort food we should be plannin' fer the after party--cause Granny liked a good party,an we IS gonna honor that about her.

Thanky, Eggy.

Anonymous said...

The photo of the newborn holding the adult
hand speaks volumes: how vulnerable we are
at both ends of life.

Sorry for your loss, Auntie.

savannah said...

you have my heart, sugar! peace and love to you and yours. xoxoxox

Dani said...

I'm so sorry Aunty.

LaDivaCucina said...

Aunty, I'm so sorry.

Such poignant photos, sad and happy at once. I'm so sorry about Granny, but my she held on for so long! Rest in peace Granny.

And congrats on the new baby, Aunty, a heavenly exchange indeed. Enjoy the wake and eat loads, granny would have liked that. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxxo

moi said...

My deepest condolences, Aunty. I loved every one of your Granny posts and hope that you can find some comfort in this time of loss. Which is also one of gain, so congratulations as well on your family's new addition. And, I love the idea of your mama and Chickory's bumping into each other as they embark on the next part of their journey.

R.Powers said...

I don't think Jambalaya is one of their dishes ... yet.
I have sampled or helped cook a bunch of their dishes, and I caint member any Jambalaya in all the other deliciousness.

BlazngScarlet said...

She is most definitely dancing with Angels. =)
I am so very sorry the loss of your Mother.
My thoughts are with you & yours.

Walker said...

I am sorry for your loss and send you and your family my condolences.
It sounds like she live and moved on on her own terms, whjen she was ready too.

Aunty Belle said...

You are all so kind--and how odd, isn't it, that the messages from bloggers I've never met mean so much?

Thanky from the bottom of mah heart.
I want to respond to each of y'all, but much to do, family arrivin'...an today mah time is so short.

Hope each of ya has a wonderful lovely LIFE filled weekend.

Sharon Rudd said...

Dear Aunty, take care as you deal with all of your the family, the arrangements, and the freshness of your loss. I hope there's an abundance of comfort food as your clan gathers - and that it honors Granny in a way she would be proud. There's some grilled cheese and seafood and a bit of a dedication to you and Granny up over at my place whenever you have the time (yep, it's one of my long posts, and way down at the end).

Hugs, eggy

Big Shamu said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Granny sounded like quite the scrapper. I bet she could cook up a storm. As for comfort, Chicken and Dumplings is about the best comfort I can offer. It also works for welcoming a new member of the Tribe. How wonderful with a new little spring baby.

I wish you peace.

Kymical Reactions said...


Pam said...

Just stopping by to see how you are doing ... love and peace to you and the family.

LaDivaCucina said...

HI Aunty, I put up a post in honor of you and Granny (And Chickory and her mum too) Come on by if you want. xoxoxo

MamaHen said...

Well, I'm late gettin' here as usual Aunty but I wanted to leave my sincere condolences to you. I'm very sorry for your loss and wish you peace and comfort.