Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Aunt Betty's Funeral

Wow... what a weekend! The funeral for my Aunt Betty was so beautiful... there were over 200 family and friends there. My cousin, Kathy and I organized tons of pictures in photo frames and I cropped 3 storyboards of her life. My favorite one was a board of pictures of Aunt Betty with all her grandchildren... they called her MEMAW.

I also loved handling the pictures of Aunt Betty when she was a baby and growing up... and her wedding photos! Everyone said she looked like a princess and she did... those photos were so precious and brought back many memories for her family and friends at the services.

This last storyboard was a combination of pictures that family & friends had donated. I put this board together around 2am the morning of the funeral, so it's not necessarily my best work, but just getting it done was the important thing. Kathy and I both finally climbed into bed around 3am and got up at 7am to go set up at the funeral home. The pictures and the flowers looked wonderful.

Aunt Betty loved Betty Boop stuff, so we displayed some of her favorite pieces. I put together a little 8x8 scrapbook of the Hat Party that was given for Aunt Betty when she lost her hair from the chemo... and that wedding dress of hers... wow!

It was a beautiful service and special time with family.


Angie P said...

WOW...what an amazing funeral as strange as that sounds. Nice that there are so many pictures of her, many people of that generation don't have near that many. She has a huge wedding for back in "the day" also - very neat stuff - aside from the occasion. Ya'll really celebrated her life. Hope all is well, and you have some down time this week. Take care

Anne said...

What a wonderful celebration of her life. I was going to say the same thing as Angie P., she has amazing pictures and a beautiful wedding from a generation that they really didn't take pictures like we do now.

This was truly amazing that you were able to put together 3 storyboards to represent her life.
I love the MeeMaw board.

Alisa said...

What a beautiful service and such a lovely way to remember her.

Tonya said...

Tammy so sorry for loss but what a wonderful celebration of her life it was. The storyboards and flowers were wonderful. Can't wait to reconnect with you and your creativity.