Sunday, July 18, 2010
Last Christmas, Joe's SIL, Marianna, lost her battle with lung cancer. (Photo of her on my page)
She never smoked; never lived with a smoker. No one in her family ever had lung cancer.
At the memorial service, packets of sunflower seeds were handed out. Marianna was a Master Gardner, (just one of her many talents) and the sunflower was her favorite. She planted a lot of them at her home. Her garden club facilitated that giveaway of sunflower seeds. I'd never heard of anything like that being done, but it is such a wonderful way to remember someone!
Needless to say, Joe and I planted sunflower seeds in our yards. Mine are blooming now and it is indeed a wonderful reminder of a sweet, gentle person, every time I walk out into the yard.
Seeing it makes me smile, just the way I smile whenever I think of Marianna.