Thursday, September 20, 2007
In Memory of Kay Simon
September has brought us unexpectedly to Kansas for the funeral of my grandmother, Kay Simon. She passed away on September 14, just 3 weeks after turning 95 years old. She had fallen a few weeks ago at the assisted living facility breaking 3 ribs and had difficulty recuperating. Here is a photo of her on her 95th birthday.
We had the funeral in Washington, Kansas, a small town where my grandmother played the organ at the Methodist Church for 35 years. My favorite memory of my grandmother was her playing the church bells for us (you could hear them throughout the town), calling us to church.
Here is also some photos of the the great grandchildren who could make it to the funeral. Melanie and Kylie are joined by their cousin Alex and my cousin's two daughters, Kelsey and Lauren. Also here is a photo of Grandma's house that my grandfather built with his own hands in 1937. In this two bedroom home they raised three daughters. It holds tons of memories from my childhood. We would visit along with our relatives from around the country and somehow Grandma would find room for 10 or more of us at once. We used to play croquet in the backyard, marbles in the living room and take long walks up and down the sidewalks. It is now on the market for someone else to start some of their own memories.