If luck is a raindrop, I'd send you a shower. If hope is a minute, I'd send you an hour. If happiness is a leaf, I'd give you a tree. And, if you need a friend, you will always have me.
Fondly remembering your mother, her Halloween party and Suzi's finding 'the dead squirrel' when we were clearing her attic.
The Lumpkins are heartbroken .
Janet was the dearest of friends (and business partners)…a reliable and trustworthy “confidante”…a second mom…one of the rare GRAND OLD GALS!
We loved her, and we love you & Suzi
Hi Dear Cousins. Wow.. don't know what to say to you about Aunt Janet..other than I am honored to have loved her and to know that she loved me. She was so much life, so much love, and so much spirit. I have tried to remember my 'favorite' Aunt Janet memory...and i just can't. So many. I guess my earliest are those at Grandma Adams', her coming and going. I remember her always being dressed so perfectly. I remember going with her, and members of her garden club, to view and judge Christmas decorated houses. I remember her and her Beautiful GingerBread house. At the bottom of the steps of the Coley Forest house. I remember her on Thanksgiving Day at her home... after moving those thanksgiving dinners from East Lane St.. being the gracious hostess. I remember her with me, after my Daddy died at the funeral home ... me not wanting to go in 'to see him' her whispering in my ear that it would be ok...that i should... wiping my tears, my fears. Aunt Janet being there with me. It was ok.. I did go in that room. And to this day, I'm glad I did.. A secret.. only Aunt Janet and I know, til now, Aunt Janet 'helped' me write a note to my Dad and we slipped the note in his coffin..Don't even remember exactly what that note said, but just remember the gesture. I remember Aunt Janet with great love, admiration and affection. She was one special person.
I just want to let the two of you know that I love you both and my heart is so saddened about Aunt Janet. I love the memories that I have of our fabulous Savannah 90th birthday celebration.
love love love you..
My thoughts and Prayers are with you and Suzi. Aunt Janet was "one of a kind" and will be so dearly missed.
What a life! So full and active, really almost to the end. To go peacefully and calmly with her daughters beside her was a good way to leave.
We are thinking of you.
Anne and Richard