Preambles and such

Mamie Lynds left us last week on December 22nd, 2014. Although she was 82 years old at the time, she had the ability to connect with people of all ages. She was a people person who spent a lot of her time giving and sharing whatever she could. Her resourcefulness was a strength to all around her.

This archive/blog/fun-space is intended to help us remember Mamie through as many lenses and perspectives as possible. Over her last week of life, family and friends bemoaned the fact that we couldn’t get all of the pictures and other media together for her service. This, compiled with the fact that I have a vast audio archive of our phone conversations over the past many years, prompted me to think that this would be a worthwhile and fun venture to embark on.

Just to be clear, hopefully most of these posts will be happy ones and not all sad – my mom wouldn’t have it any other way. She would probably curse at me if I tried to publish sappy remembrances all the time. And the last thing I ever wanted to do (and don’t want to start now) is anger Mamie 🙂

It is my intent to publish every Monday as she passed on a Monday and hopefully it will be a good start to each week.

If you have stories and/or pictures and/or anything really that you want published here to be shared, do send them along to

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This is me and Mamie from 6 years ago.

She wasn’t much of a hugger, so I did most of that 🙂



5 Replies to “Preambles and such”

    1. Thanks Kate – we were quite the pair when we got going. She was funny and fun most of the time. Dry wit. I’m pretty excited about this project. There are TONS of photos and other stuff to be shared. Its going to be great 🙂

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