This was my grandmother. A frail woman with a strong spirit and one that was passed on to her daughter, my mother. If memory serves, she was born in MN * this bio is a work in progress as I am collecting info from the family in drips and drabs*
I rememeber she lived in this tiny little house in Bellingham, Wa. * The Fred Meyer parking lot is now where her house stood* there was their 1st house on the back of the land and they built a 2nd house in front of it. As kids my cousins and I would sneak into the out house and nose around the floors were weak so we had to be careful how we stepped. the house I rememebr was a cute cozy "gramma" house. with a iron stove and a ladder you had to climb to get to the attic. Her front door was never locked during the day and the house was always a bit too warm. Grandma grew blackberries, sweetpeas , forget-me-nots and lillies of the valley in her yard. Her house was 1 of my great adventures of my young life.
She was very much a lady and never wore pants in her life. I have several of her aprons she made for family members, made on a old treddle sewing machine.
She was a vegatarian so I was fed an assortment of interesting foods. Grandma lived a long life and her exit was serene. She'd just returned from being taken out to dinner by her son. She sat on the bed and said " Blue B L U E" .. and was gone. In an ironic turn, her daughter * my mother* died the same way.. wound down like an old clock. She was a link to the past and having her was truly a gift.
Arthur R Payne (1853 - 1917)
Francena Jenette Walker Payne (1863 - 1943)
Hazel Austin (1908 - 1922)*
Mildred Beth Austin Jordan Kehoe (1913 - 2006)*
Lloyd Winston Austin (1915 - 2002)*
Wayne Walter Austin (1927 - 2014)*
Created by: Beth J. M.
Record added: Jun 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19956854
Happy Mothers Day Grandma. Wayne is finally home and all the auction children are together once more. Thank you for all the good life lessons and the carob.|
Added: May. 11, 2014
You were such a kind, sweet soul. I see where Millie got her inner power from though. Seems it runs through the family. I didn't get to see you much but I loved the long drives up and the carob. Didn't like carrot juice but hey :-)I know you're surrounded...(Read more)|
Added: May. 12, 2013
I think of you often and have even planted the LuLu memorial sweetpeas (pls work your magic on them)I vividly remember how WARM your house was and the unlocked front door. I come from good stock and know I have the wonderful "Austin" sense of humour.|
Added: May. 8, 2011
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