One of Ernestine's photos.
A dear old blog friend died the other day. She lived to a good age - 87 - but had many trials and tribulations with her health over the years.
I learned much about aging from her. I also learned much about acceptance and making the best of one's days. And simple recipes and saying hello to mornings. Each one a gift. She loved her truck (she was a tiny woman) and her thrift shopping and worked hard on her beautiful garden and found inner peace.
Her photography was gorgeous, she lived on the edge of a farm with her dog, Callie, and resisted (my how she resisted!) being packed off to an assisted living facility. But her poor body finally gave in. She went quiet for a while but her youngest daughter kept us all abreast of her condition and outlook.
We exchanged wee gifts and books over the years. I particularly loved the handmade soap she sent me.
Thank you Ernestine, as you soar with the stars.
You left footprints on my heart.