Monday, January 24, 2011

Edith Bowen Forsgren

Together Again

Frank & Edith Forsgren's Posterity

October 17th, 1918 - January 18th, 2011.

We had the funeral of a sweet sassy, lady that I love. She was such a talented woman. She was an amazing cook and always wanted to feed you something when you came to visit. She loved chocolate (especially Reeses), Pepsi, watching baseball but most of all she loved her family. She would always cut out anything about her family from the newspapers. Her house was littered with pictures of her kids, their kids, and their kids.

Most of the time when we went to visit she would tell me how handsome Jeremy was. "I was going to marry a tall, dark, and handsome man, but then I ended up with this guy" she'd say, gesturing to grandpa. Then she told me how she and my grandfather met. They were both working at the Remmington Arms factory and she saw him. She got a strong feeling she would marry him and asked her friend about him. To her dismay she found out he was married with a baby on the way. But she could not disregard her strong feeling. Well a few years later my grandpa's wife passed away and he was left heartbroken and with a little boy. When he returned from WW2 they courted and married and had 2 more boys. And to wrap up her story she'd tell me how handsome Jeremy was.

When we were kids we would spend the night at her house and we would dress up in her clothes she never wore (think fur coats, and big purses) her high heels, wear her jewelry and if we were lucky she would let us wear her lipstick. If we were cold she would put a lovely bright green towel over us like it was a blanket, even though she had plenty of blankets. What a sense of humor she had! She said the funniest things and was bold about it, and she got away with it because she was old. She called breaking wind, bluejays, I never understood why!?

She loved roses and poems. She loved to travel and went to so many places with 2 other couples that were good friends of hers and grandpas. I'm honored to be her granddaughter.

Her Casket

Say "Hi" to grandpa for me, please.

I love you Grandma.


Michael and Tiffany said...

Your grandmother sounds so wonderful. And like someone I would have liked to know better.
I am glad that she is together again with your grandfather.

McKenzie said...

Yes, those green towels were rather lovely weren't they?
I really wish I would have just sat out of that backyard family picture altogether. blah! Love ya Apryl!