Monday, September 15, 2008

Aunt Luella's Dash

Our Dear Sweet Neighbor, Luella Bishop.

I wish I had a copy of the speech they read at her funeral.

It was beautiful.

She had 9 brothers and sisters.

She went up to 8th grade in a one room school house.

She never got married.

She was best friends with her sister, Ruthie.

She couldn't wait to go to Heaven to be with Ruthie again.

She worked in sweat shops doing piece work as a seamstress for many years.

She loved going to Sandy Cove Christian Camp for vacation.

She learned to drive on a Model T and she tipped it over several times,
but always managed to climb out of the accidents just fine.

She taught herself to play the piano and the guitar.

She taught Sunday School at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church all of her life and she LOVED it.

She loved her nieces and nephews like they were her own children.

Do you have a minute? Can you go and watch this beautiful poem about the dash?

Aunt Luella's dash was amazing...

I am thankful that we knew her.

In loving memory of

Luella Bishop

December 4, 1914-September 6, 2008.


THE ROOST said...

Heaven is richer with her there. She sounds amazing. I know you will miss her

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

She looks like an angel and you and your family are so fortunate to have known her. I do believe there are angels in our midst.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there! Thanks for the blogby!!! I've been peeking around your blog for the past few minutes. So many beautiful pics but I was still unsure who you were until I got to the one with you & your hubby's 4 monthiversary pic. Very cool!!!! Sorry about the Auntie. It seems she lived a wonderful life with so many great people around her who loved her!!! Again, thanks for coming by to say hello!!!!!

magiceye said...

beautiful tribute...

Suz said...

What a fantastic tribute to a woman who clearly loved life.
I have seen the Dash poem, and loved it before. Thank you for reminding me of it again.
It is nice that kids get to be around someone as great as her.
Thanks for sharing.

Grandma J said...

The Dash was beautiful, just like Aunt Louella.
May she rest in peace with Ruthie and our Lord Jesus.

What a great person to touch all your lives.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The Dash was nice to read. The photos were splendid.

I published a post about squirrels and other animals and some of the problems they have. I hope you can take the time to read it. That animals suffer and we do not seem to notice seems so sad. Look at my Dances on Sunshine

Granny Smith said...

This is such a moving tribute to a remarkable woman who, despite many hardships, managed so much love and enthusiasm that she will be missed by many people. And now, through your blog, she has touched me as well as many others. I hope some of her good qualities rub off on me!

stephanie garcia said...

She sounds like a wonderfully special movie.

Reader Wil said...

This is a great tribute to this sweet old lady! You have a very nice blog! Thanks for your visit.

Michelle's Rambling Woods said...

That was an amazing woman..And all that she lived through.

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Baby Favorite said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! Luella sounds like an amazing woman. There aren't enough people like her in this world. I'm sure she will be sorely missed. (But yay for Ruthie!)

Mom on the Run said...

I cannot even imagine working in a sweatshop for probably little money. She sounds like a feisty old bird! I am glad that she was able to touch so many lives.

The Mulligan Family said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was really an incredible lady - and so independent for her times! The Dash is a beautiful poem, and something that we should all remember.
Many hugs!

Jamie said...

As long as she loves The LORD her god with all her trust and all her soul you can know that she is having the best time of her life. The only thing missing up there is you guys, but I'm sure she doesn't want you there for many more years, she can wait. BEST wishes.

g said...

that's a lovely poem -such a clever idea - and such a loving tribute to Aunt Luella.

Employee No. 3699 said...

I'm sorry for your loss. She is surely in Heaven with Ruthie now.

Thank you for sharing the poem, it was truly inspirational.