Thursday, January 19, 2012


This past week my dear Grandma, Annie Marie O'Brien Owens, passed away.  She lived a full life of 92 years, had 4 incredible children and 11 grandchildren.  Growing up she taught me how to make pies, shared her love of gardening and good Southern cooking, and an overall zest for life.
She will be greatly missed.

The legacy she leaves behind is one of grace, strength, and a supreme love of family.  We'll miss her laughter and wit at our annual crawfish boils.  Below is a photo of me with some of my adored cousins.

Oh the fun and mischief we got/ get into.  It was a bittersweet day full of shared memories, good southern cooking, and a celebration of her life.  Never thought I'd see the day when I'd wear cowgirl boots to a funeral, but flying in straight from Mexico didn't lend itself to many shoe options.
Soaking up her presence in her lovely home, looking at old photo albums,


  1. You've been on my mind and heart this week Ms. Polly. So sorry for your loss but what a blessing to have been loved by a wonderful woman. And the cowboy boots at the funeral? Absolutely adorable! Love to you and the family :)

  2. Hi Polly,
    Just wanted to write and say that I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. I am thinking of you and all of your family.

    I love you,

  3. It looks like you had a wonderful grandmother, and it is truly wonderful that you have had so much time to get to know her. Thinking of you.

  4. What a sweet lady. Hugs to you and your family Polly. xoxo, Jess

  5. The path those cowboy boots led before they got to the funeral would make any grandmother proud. I love you! Hang in there!
    Laura Holdych

  6. still keeping you close in thought and prayers, polly. grandma would be proud of the boots, and proud of you.


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