One more day…

I spent at least 2 hours last night trying to insert a video onto the blog. I am so not a computer guru as you all can tell. But hey, there is nothing wrong with keeping it simple, right? Things/life move way too fast and somehow it is way too hard to keep up that fast pace. I really want to learn how to but a video on my blog, or music (I’m laughing at myself cuz I really am clueless) but I really don’t want to take the time. There are so many things I want to do, but all will come in good time.

Right now, I’m just gonna go watch the boys and Sammi. They are hilarious. Sammi, or Samster follows them everywhere. They go upstairs, she follows, they sit on the couch, she sits, watch TV, she joins in. It is hilarious. I know you need a picture BUT she has a cold and her medicine is all over her face so she looks a bit goofy!

FYI, some of our sites will be down for about 48 hours starting on Monday, Feb 1st as we finish our server upgrades.  We will be back online on Wednesday the 3rd.  And, I’ve been getting several questions about Platinum.  Platinum is always available online to purchase.  Just go to www.matildajaneclothing.com and click on the Platinum link at the bottom or go directly to www.matildajaneplatinum.com.  New items will be added to Platinum periodically over the next week or two starting today.

And the best of all…..Hammond Bay, Spring 2010, will be pictured on the main website SOON.  Season officially starts Feb 15th….so look on the main website prior to that and starting using our new WISH LIST feature.

     
Eva - January 31, 2010 - 7:45 am

Does this mean “One more day” until Platinum items are up or “One more day” of January? I’m confused. I don’t really want to be stalking all day if nothing new is coming today. Could you clarify, please?

Skye, River, and Siennas mom - January 31, 2010 - 9:10 am

PLEASE post the new line SOON! The invitations I am handing out for my trunk show say “celebrate today by previewing the entire collection at matildajaneclothing.com” It would really help with trunk show attendance and save me from lots of explaining if they could just go online and see the collection as the invitation says they can.
THANKS!!!

Denise - January 31, 2010 - 9:52 am

We’ll have the Hammond Bay images up Wednesday for you!!

Denise - January 31, 2010 - 9:52 am

I’m working on it…right now

Melanie H. - January 31, 2010 - 10:17 am

The upgrades to the site sound fantastic and I can’t wait to see ALL of Hammond Bay! Yippeeee! February is going to be a GREAT month! We are supposed to be moving into our new house right about the time of my MJC trunk show…I’d ask my guests to help unpack a box or two, but I know they won’t be able to take their eyes off the clothes!

Eva - January 31, 2010 - 10:23 am

Hooray! Thanks for the new platinum. I got both dresses I wanted. I can’t wait to see all of HB.

Incognito - January 31, 2010 - 11:25 am

Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holly's Mama - January 31, 2010 - 11:37 am

Love the new platinum stuff! I don’t know if I will have enough money though. 🙁 My trunk show is Feb 16th so I have to save money for that. I’ll have to sell some more stuff. Hopping some Platinum is left when I have more money!

Skye, River, and Siennas mom - January 31, 2010 - 11:38 am

THANK YOU DENISE! This helps tremendously (posting Hammond Bay online Wednesday). I really appreciate it!
Here are to brighter tomorrows. Keep your head up :O)
XOXOX

WhitleyKate's mom - January 31, 2010 - 11:39 am

I think I need to get yet another job just so I can keep buying MJ! 🙂 LOVE the new platinum…have already placed an order! Can’t wait for HB!! I am a little sad that my trunk keeper is about to deliver, so I won’t be able to have a home show. 🙁 Have a fantastic weekend!

Katie - January 31, 2010 - 12:36 pm

I know this has probably already been covered, but is the “whale of a sale” totally cancelled or just postponed? Just curious. I know you have had more important things in life to deal with, so I was just wondering. Hope life is starting to get a little bit more back to normal 🙂

Denise - January 31, 2010 - 2:02 pm

Yes, it is totally cancelled. With shipment of Hammond Bay coming in, new updates to the website we just don’t have time to make it happen. Right now our focus is on Hammond Bay and getting everyone trained so you can get your goods within 2 weeks.

Katie - January 31, 2010 - 3:19 pm

Ok, looking forward to Hammond Bay!! It screams spring and we are so ready for the sunshine and beautiful colors 🙂

christine - January 31, 2010 - 3:40 pm

ooooh! Can not wait!

Laura Ann - January 31, 2010 - 7:14 pm

Love the new platinum stuff and can not wait to see the HB stuff, I know it is going to be so very cute and I am going to be in so much trouble.

Bummed that the sale is not going to happen, but totally understand. You have been a busy, busy lady and I am sure your team has as well.

Gives me some additional time to get by sweet girl’s closet cleaned out and get rid of those size 2’s we are growing out of (tear)!

Karen - January 31, 2010 - 7:43 pm

whooo hooo! Scored me some valentine ruffles! Can’t wait to get them! 🙂

K Squared Mommy - January 31, 2010 - 7:54 pm

We can’t wait to see Hammond Bay! 🙂

Mary - January 31, 2010 - 8:23 pm

Sitting on the edge of my seat!!! :o)

miss*jen - January 31, 2010 - 10:23 pm

oh no! no sale 🙁 bummer, but hopefully once you’re through the whirlwind that amazing new line is surely going to create we’ll get some news about another one…
btw – with everything you’ve had going on I don’t think I have yet said how much I LOVE the new blogspace!! high five! You will eventually figure the video and music thing out. The boys could probably help – computer generation kiddos that we have!

Laura – feel free to pawn those 2’s off over here – I have paypal! lol

heather pack - February 1, 2010 - 7:35 am

training staff to have orders arrive in 2 weeks.. i hope i read that right.. that would be AMAZING! That is a huge selling point – i am hosting a show and think that would be fabulous! we are in las vegas so 2 weeks after our show would be mid march and our kiddos are ready for spring clothes! Thank you! Thank you!!

Amie *C* - February 1, 2010 - 8:40 am

Loved the new platinum! Perfect pick me up for my winter blues! So over winter…ready for spring! Can’t wait to see the entire line, getting so excited for the 15th!

Shannon Willcutt - February 2, 2010 - 12:20 am

Got me a leafy knot dress and heart ruffles on the way…I am too excited about getting them!! My USPS man may get a hug or at least get to see my happy dance…as he does every time a Matilda Jane box arrives =) Cannot wait to see Hammond Bay…Matilda Jane rocks!!! I am in love…or obsessed…or both!!

Karen - February 2, 2010 - 12:20 pm

The UPS man just arrived with my valentine ruffles…I am IN LOVE!! So much cuter in person…and i LOVE that they’re made in the USA! 🙂

Denise - February 2, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Yes 99.9% of our Platinum pieces are made right here in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

susie reed - February 5, 2010 - 6:03 pm

The heart ruffles are just so cute. They arrived in 3 days, and her pink dottie top will match it perfectly. Thanks Denise, I love Platinum.

Lil - February 5, 2010 - 9:33 pm

I have to tell you this, here at this house we have all been sick, the FLU has hit us. Not so funny…
But i come on here and looked around like I usually do most DAYS and I see this link…
wish list, so i decided to go to make my wish list…… I clicked on it and it told me.. KEEP WISHING!
so i guess my luck is down the drain….. lol
i will just keep wishing!

Lil - February 5, 2010 - 9:35 pm

BTW… Happy Belated Birthday Sara, you are a lovely girl hope your sweet 16 was wonderful! 🙂

Welcoming February

First thing I said this morning was “Whew, it’s February.”  Okay, so it is pre Ferbruary. Pretty much the same thing, right?  We have totally neglected Platinum and Sam has been working like crazy making new pieces.  I need to get on that, this weekend.

     
Aurora Arceo - January 30, 2010 - 8:44 am

Oh,yeah Feb. A whole new month,Jan. is behind us, no going back! Maybe we might wish to go back down the road but, thats why we have memories.
I think you are so brave. Even thou your loss in Jan. Your blog from yesterday was so moving.( Even thou it is so hard to think or say it’s what’s best for them it hurts. And your right, they are happy….and that’s what counts at the end.)
We all love you!!!

Karen - January 30, 2010 - 8:53 am

Here’s to February!! Do you think there will be a sale anytime in early Feb?? ;0)

Jeana - January 30, 2010 - 10:25 am

Bring on the new month!!

Jeana - January 30, 2010 - 10:26 am

BTW – adorable dresses and LOVE those heart ruffles!

Sharon - January 30, 2010 - 10:26 am

Darling!!! Those heart ruffles are DARLING!!!!!!

mom2P&B - January 30, 2010 - 11:33 am

LOVE those heart ruffles!! Would love to get them in time for Valentine’s! Super cute.

Monika - January 30, 2010 - 11:52 am

Ohhh, heart ruffles for Valentine’s Day!!!

*TKJT* - January 30, 2010 - 12:24 pm

Ohhhh love it but know with all the crazies I will never get anything LOL

Tina Cox - January 30, 2010 - 12:38 pm

I love these clothes. I have looked on this website everyday waiting for the new line to come out. I live in MS and we don’t have any trunk keepers here. I am interested in becoming one. I have 3 girls and love to dress them in Matilda Jane!!

Sophia's Mom - January 30, 2010 - 12:50 pm

OHHHH….Loving the new platinum goodies….beautiful as always.
Tina, I live in MS also and we did have a Trunk keeper…last I heard she was taking a little break last fall due to a new baby. She still keeps me informed of the new lines coming out and I order from her. Her name is Erin Vowell and she is super sweet. I think being a trunk keeper would be AWESOME…so much fun.
Looking forward to the upcoming line and maybe a whale of a sale sometime in the future??? 🙂

Mary - January 30, 2010 - 2:23 pm

So cute, but I have a couple of questions: Love the heart ruffles, but what are the chances these could be delivered in time for Valentines Day? Also, I thought the reason the Whale of a Sale was canceled was because it would essentially interfere with the release of Hammond Bay? I guess I am kind of confused and a bit annoyed, to be honest. I made a pretty lengthy list for the Whale of a Sale and then was so disappointed when the sale was canceled. :o( I’m excited to see what is in store in Platinum, but feeling like I am riding a Shopping Rollercoaster.
You know I love ya, but just wanting to be real, too.

WhitleyKate's mom - January 30, 2010 - 2:45 pm

Love, Love, Love the heart ruffles! I stalk the platinum site every day hoping to get my hands on the dottie top to go with Whitley’s ruffles! 🙂 I’m very excited that there might be some new pieces! However, don’t forget to take care of you…it’s been a hard month for you! Hugs!

April W. - January 30, 2010 - 4:40 pm

I’m greatful it’s nearly February too. Since hearing about Hammond Bay,I have been sitting on the edge of my seat for any sort of release date or glimpses of the new line.
I am a HUGE fan of M.J. but I must say that I agree with the M.J. fan/customer, Mary…
I too was disapointed about the Sale falling through. I mean, I saw the sale prices ( in red ) and made my list.
Obviously, life happens and things are out of our control but it would be nice to see those sale prices up again instead of dangled in our face and taken away. I had told a bunch of possible/new customers about the sale and I’m concerned it turned them off. Just sayin’…

Holly's Mama - January 30, 2010 - 4:50 pm

I always adore the Platinum collection! I wish I didn’t live all the way in CA so I could go to an actual real art fair! I love the unique pieces!!!!

Amie *C* - January 30, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Would love those heart ruffles, but only if they would arrive by Valentines Day. I am the weird one that won’t wear hearts after Valentine’s day, before yes, after no. Some hearts ok, but full hearts can’t do. 😉 You are going to make it tough to hold out for HB, I can tell. I adore that purple knot!

Denise - January 30, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Ya, I am sorry about the sale. We tried everything we could to make it happen, it just took a while to move to our very own server, install and then have another double check everything for security. We have not left a single stone unturned therefore it has taken quite sometime.

Isabella's Mom - January 30, 2010 - 7:01 pm

Such happiness in these two pictures. The Platinum pieces are darling!!

Katelyn's Mommy - January 30, 2010 - 7:03 pm

Cute girls, great photos and DARLING outfits in both. I too am going to stalk the Platinum site…

Can’t wait for HB’s release!

Thanks for sharing, Denise!

Eva - January 30, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Oooh, I can’t wait! I was just thinking we need a new knot top and purple is my favorite!!

K Squared Mommy - January 30, 2010 - 7:55 pm

Heart Ruffles!!!! So cute! 🙂

Joleen Jacob - January 30, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Those heart ruffles are so cute!

Emmy - January 30, 2010 - 8:52 pm

I am in love with MJ clothes for my daughter 🙂 So, is the Whale of a Sale canceled or just postponed?

Emily - January 30, 2010 - 10:21 pm

I am a little confused on different reasons being given for cancelling the sale. There was never even an announcement it was being cancelled just word of mouth and rumors. Is there a reason it can’t just happen at a later date? I mean you still need to make room for new stock right?

Tina Cox - January 31, 2010 - 5:58 am

How do you see what’s on sale? Where are you looking to find what you can purchase?

Tracy - January 31, 2010 - 7:03 am

Confused. Do we go back to the old site to see Platinum and order or will it somehow link on your new page soon? I still have the old one on my favorites link, but wondering how this all works also for when you launch HB…

Denise - January 31, 2010 - 10:10 am

Hey Tracy- Yes, just go to the regular site and click on Platinum at the bottom of the page. We are not getting a new site, just making some changes, it will remain matildajaneclothing.com. I have added some Platinum today, and will do a bit more Wednesday. The site (MJC and Platinum will be closed Mon- Tues) for updates). And everything will remain as usual on Wednesday.

MelissaG - February 2, 2010 - 1:56 am

So, is it a done deal…no sale coming for sure?

Denise- I am so sorry for your losses. As you said, it is wonderful when children can be so close to their grandparents. My girls love to go spend the night with my parents EVERY weekend because they live about 7 minutes from us. It is wonderful! I am so thankful they have that!!!

susie reed - February 5, 2010 - 5:50 pm

Oh, the heart ruffles are VERY cute, we got them so quickly, just ordered them Tuesday. For those of you who have the pink dottie, it will match perfectly! I’m still hoping to see a few child’s joey bags pop up. Thanks Denise.

momof5 - February 11, 2010 - 5:30 am

It is all sooo beautiful it is so hard to choose ! I love the baby bubble! I just got my first grandchild in Novemeber and she would look adorable in it!!!

The Fabric of our Lives…

I think I may have used that title one or two times before but it fits so well.  I am so beyond excited for January to be over. I really didn’t like this month for way too many reasons.  My Gramma’s funeral was today. It was beautiful in every way. While I was sad, I was so happy that I know she is happy now. Not that she wasn’t before, but now she will be able to eat, go for walks and enjoy her new life with her family.

You know I went home last Monday cuz DeeDee told me it was almost time. As soon as I got home I went up to visit her. She could not talk, move or pretty much do anything. We sat and chatted with her. I am sure she could hear or just feel us in her heart. We left and came back another time. When I left, I called Lynette and she said, “Denise, you really need to tell her it’s okay to leave, your Grandpa will never be alone. You’ll all take care of him” or something like that.  So I asked my little sister to come back up with me for a 3rd time, she hesitated, I told her we just had to say goodnight one more time to Gramma. So she hopped in the car with me and we headed back to Hospice. I gave my Gramma a hug and whispered what Lynette had said.

Oh, she looked so beyond gorgeous. I cannot even describe it. My Gramma has no wrinkles, the softest skin, and is so tall. She is very much like a ballerina. She just glowed. When we left, Deedee wanted to stay. That is so Deedee, she always stayed the night at my grandparents and when my Gramma got pretty bad  with Alzheimers only Deedee could settle her. Deedee called around midnight that Gramma had passed. I thought I would have been in tears but I was not. It was perfect. Gramma looked beautiful as always, Deedee was with her and she was now able to do all the things she loved again. Yes, and part of me was so excited cuz I knew Goliath would come running to her.

I’m a nut, huh? But for real, how many kids get to grow up across the street form their grandparents? Most only get to see them a few times a year, me it was everyday. I am so lucky to have her as such a huge part of my life.

So here’s to February and all good things to come.  Thanks for all the great notes and cards. You guys are way too sweet to us. And Sammi? Well, that little critter is crazy. He is the most social kitten ever. He came running to the door as soon as we got home this evening and has not let us alone yet. I’ll talk to you guys tomorrow…it’s time to go unpack.

     
*TKJT* - January 29, 2010 - 7:37 pm

How beautiful. Thank you for sharing your special memories with us.

Isabella's Mom - January 29, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Happy to hear you’re home and well. You made me cry, that’s pretty difficult to do.
Take care.

faninOH - January 29, 2010 - 7:57 pm

What a beautiful story. I was also close to my grandparents and you are right…What a wonderful relationship to be a part of! I wish we lived closer to my parents so my kids could experience the same thing I did.

My grandfather passed in October. He waited 13 years to see my grandmother again. What a joyous day to know they are together now!

Lisa M - January 29, 2010 - 8:01 pm

I am in tears here… how moving. And my gosh, Joe bears a strong resemblance to you! Big hugs!!

Mary - January 29, 2010 - 8:08 pm

I am so sorry for your loss, Denise. I am in tears. Your grandma was a very beautiful woman, for sure, with a family that loved her immensely. Much love to your family.

rebecca - January 29, 2010 - 8:11 pm

Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt post. Prayers out to you and your family!

Julie in the Springs - January 29, 2010 - 8:12 pm

What a beautiful post and a touching tribute to your Grandmother. I got chills when you said “… Goliath would come running to her!” May February bring an abundance of unexpected joy to you and your family, Denise!

luci - January 29, 2010 - 8:21 pm

So wonderful. I know how you feel and I had the same reaction. It is so hard to let the people you love go, but you always have to let them know it is OK and they are always with you. You made me cry and that is hard to do. Love and Prayers for you and your family!!

Lindsay - January 29, 2010 - 8:39 pm

I am praying for you and your family. I recently lost my grandma and it was a wonderful feeling to know that I had been able to spend so much time with her. I love having all those memories! That was a precious post!!!

Monika - January 29, 2010 - 9:07 pm

Awwww, now you have me thinking of my Swiss grandma… I saw her every Sunday. I can’t remember a single Sunday of my childhood that was spent anywhere else… and summer vacations too.

Anyways, when she was hospitalized, I couldn’t immediately jump on a plane (sometimes living an ocean apart from family sucks). But we had a trip planned for grandma’s 90th birthday (which was a couple weeks away). My mom called me every day, telling me she was getting worse. Well, she held on until I got to say goodbye. I had my quiet moment alone with her, she couldn’t talk anymore, but I know she could hear me. I will never forget that moment, sitting on her bed, holding her frail hand, kissing her goodbye, thanking her for waiting to see me, telling her it was okay to go now… off to see her husband and son, who had left her almost 25 years before. She passed the next morning… on her 90th birthday. It was beautiful. Gosh, now I miss her!

Sundee - January 29, 2010 - 9:07 pm

Wow, Denise. I am moved by your post. My prayers are with you and your family!

shannon - January 29, 2010 - 9:21 pm

denise, your grandmother is beautiful! thank you for sharing!

ErikaB - January 29, 2010 - 9:37 pm

Your Grandmothers passing is similair to what we saw with the passing of my grandparents, death can be as precious as birth if it is approached right and we all must go thru both in this life, gain and loss are all part of the circle. God Bless you and your family!

Kim - January 29, 2010 - 9:39 pm

I related to your post today. I lost my Gran last August althought I was so grieved, I was so happy for her. She just looked happy and beautiful. She had been home bound for tens of years and was finally FREE! My five year old daughter was lifted up to see her at the funeral and said “look mommy, Bert is smiling” and yes I think she was.I too thought about my Gran jumping and dancing in her new body. I am sorry you are walking through this right now, but I am glad our Grans are RUNNING through it! God bless you and your family. And come on Februrary!

WhitleyKate's mom - January 29, 2010 - 9:57 pm

What a touching post, Denise! I lost my great grandma (Gram) two years ago at the age of 92. She was a HUGE part of my life, especially since I had a teenage mom. I was very fortunate that my children were able to know their great-great grandma…not many children have that blessing. It’s so sad to see them go, but you’re right…she’s happy now. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures. It gives us time to reflect on just how precious family is. Hugs and prayers!

Yas - January 29, 2010 - 10:16 pm

My thoughts are with you & yours. Sorry about your grandma & Goliath. Cheers to a wonderful February.

shabbychicreesa - January 29, 2010 - 10:29 pm

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, you show so much courage and strength. Your grandmother was very pretty too! My grandparents are 85 yrs old and this week has been very trying for our family too. My grandfather whom takes care of my grandmother (who suffers from Dementia) has been in the hospital with heart and lung failure. I spent alot of time with my grandma during the last week and have seen how time has changed her mind and how sad it is. Your thoughts made me appreciate what little time I have left with them and reminded me of the comfort in knowing when they do pass on they will be in a better place with no suffering. My prayers are with you and your family.

Kay Snyder - January 29, 2010 - 10:58 pm

HUGS Denise

Skye, River, and Siennas mom - January 29, 2010 - 11:33 pm

Awww Denise…brought tears to my eyes to read about such a deep love for your grandmother, thanks for sharing such a touching part of your life with us. Big hugs.

Celecia Martinez - January 30, 2010 - 12:42 am

Denise, I lost my grandmother suddenly about 7 years ago and I think about her all the time. The most precious thing is when I come across a piece of paper with her hand writing on it. Also, when she passed away I kept all of her cookbooks…I love cooking her favorite recipes and finding stains on the pages and her footnotes alongside the recipes. Like you I feel very blessed to have such wonderful grandparents that I was able to spend so much time with. Now if I could only be half the woman she was. God Bless!
C.

christine - January 30, 2010 - 4:21 am

Denise…my heart goes out to you. I starting crying reading your post but it was also so beautiful. May she enjoy the things she loved to do now and have Goliath there by her side.
Our grandparents, what very special people.

Cynthia - January 30, 2010 - 4:43 am

Well written! I am in tears. Here’s to wishing for a fabulous February. I am so sorry about your grandma.

AnaA - January 30, 2010 - 5:28 am

What a beautiful gift you’ve been given! And you are right – she heard every word you spoke to her that night. You were so blessed to be able to spend that time with her and to be able to have such a lovely memory.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that all of your loved ones are together and in a place where illness doesn’t exsist?
It sounds like your newest addition to the family is just what all of you needed.

RachelR - January 30, 2010 - 7:20 am

Well you may not have cried, but I sure as heck just did. So very for the loss of your gramma. Really touching post Denise. You & your family will continue to be in my thoughts. *hug* *hug* *hug*!

Heatherb - January 30, 2010 - 7:21 am

Beautiful, Grandparents are such special people in our lives. She was a lucky lady to have spent so much time with you and your sister. Hugs to you and your family.

Deb Stallings Mom to Sophie - January 30, 2010 - 7:46 am

MAKING Memories and living each day to the fullest is so important. Memories are something that you will have forever. I totally understand as my “Nannie”(grandmother) raised me and losing her was the most difficult thing in my life but I have fabulous memories. I know one day we will be together again forever.
Hang in there
Hugs
Deb

Denise - January 30, 2010 - 7:49 am

You guys are awesome, s always….thanks for the kind words.

Shelley - January 30, 2010 - 8:13 am

Just wanted to say your post brought tears to my eyes. I too lived down the street from and saw my grandparents every day. They have both been gone for a few years now and I miss them every day. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

Terese - January 30, 2010 - 9:52 am

Oh tears, tears reading your blog…My grandma made afghans like the one in your picture. I cherish them now cause they remind me of her.

Sharon - January 30, 2010 - 10:25 am

Thank you sharing your story with us… My grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimers a few years ago. Its hard. I freak out at times… your story helps to calm me a bit.
Thank you…

Sophia's Mom - January 30, 2010 - 2:15 pm

Denise, I am so sorry to hear about your grandma….what a beautiful woman. I bet she and Goliath are enjoying each other’s company. My grandparents have all passed and I still miss them so much….but I have such wonderful memories. Memories that I love sharing and laughing about. Hugs to you and your family. 🙂

Gran in NC - January 30, 2010 - 8:24 pm

Denise, thank you for sharing the pictures and giving us the opportunity to see what a special person your grandmother was in your life. As a grandmother I can tell you that I so appreciate the time spent with our two granddaughters and these memories replay in my mind. I have many pictures that will hopefully help me always remember the joys of being a grandmother. Thank you again for sharing from your heart. Continuing to think of you and your family.

Lil - January 30, 2010 - 11:31 pm

I lived across the road my my gradma and paw… I think a part of me loved them as much I loved my parents, i was there all the time. I share my grandmom name and hers before her.
They were so much a part of my live, while both my mom and dad worked in the dusk, I was learning to cook, I was learning to farm, to ride a horse to plant gardens, flowers.. Did I say cook?
I lost them when I was only a teen but they are with each and every day of my life. They left me and my dad all left me within a year. Talk about a lost girl.. I was one SOMEDAYS I still am.

I just know one day I will see them and we shall dance and sing again, I am glad you got to say GOOD bye.

Stephanie - January 31, 2010 - 5:10 pm

It’s really hard to believe Phyllis is gone…it’s so strange when we lose someone from Center Street. She was an icon in the neighborhood and will be missed in the years to come. Kinda puts in perspective how old we are getting too…weird! Love ya Nece, you are in my thoughts:)

Sonja Bice - February 3, 2010 - 12:33 pm

I also was fortunate enough to grow up beside my grandparents!! Even more funny…..she had same orange, green, and yellow wall paper as in your photo!!!! Remember it all so well.

Denni - February 4, 2010 - 5:49 pm

Denise, I too grew up next door to my grandmother. She cooked lunch for us everyday in the summer (and I mean Southern ‘Country’ cookin’) and babysat for me and my sister more times than I can remember. She was amazing. She passed away December 3rd. I am so thankful that I got to spend some time with her on Thanksgiving. She is so much a part of who I am and who I want to be. Thanks for sharing your story with us. I feel like you are family even though we have never met. Thanks for reminding me of my sweet ‘Mama Miller’!

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