Thursday, March 4, 2010


My Mother-in-law gave up her battle for life on March 3, 2010, at 10:55 AM.

The last time I posted was the beginning of her struggle and it has been a long one for everyone, but especially her.

Flossie was born in 1932 and came through some hard times to make it to where she was. She was funny and happy and really knew how to laugh. Her family always knew she loved them even when she was really mad with them. She was a divorced single mother in times when that was heavily frowned upon and single handedly raised her 4 children. She was tough, but had to be because herself was all she had to count on.

After all of her children were grown and on their own, she met her life's mate and they were together for 25 years before he passed away in 2004. She missed him until the end. His nickname was Flip. So for a while this world had Flip and Flossie and what a team! Man do I have some funny memories of them!

She was a good friend and if she loved you she would move Heaven and Earth for you. There were several phone conversations at 2 in the morning with her, and a few times she came with her bathrobe on if she was needed. Hilarious stories I will always remember!

She held hubbys hand when he was a boy and then she gave him to me and now he holds my heart. I thank her everyday for him!

Godspeed on your journey, Flossie! We Love You!


Dani said...

Sorry to hear that Becky, I am sure she will be missed.

KnitNana said...

I'm so sorry, Becky! She sounds like a thoroughly fabulous gal. And it speaks volumes about her that you were her friend!!!
(MILs aren't always so wonderful!)

Dana said...

I'm so sorry for you and your husband's loss. She was, from your description, an extraordinary woman. Heaven is a better place with her in it, I'm sure.

Nikki said...

Aw Becky :( I'm so sorry for y'alls loss. my thoughts are with you both...

Dianne said...

I am so sorry for your loss..she really sounds like quite a lady.
My sincerest condolences to you both.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss, Becky. Loved your tribute to a special lady. How blessed you were to have such a great mother-in-law be part of your life. I know you all will really miss her.
Cat Leonard