May 20, 2014 - Thank You!

I would like to thank each and every one of you in the blogging world for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers over the past couple of months. My Mother truly loved her blog family, and all your support before her passing meant so much to her. My family will forever be grateful to all of you, her friends, for bringing her such happiness over the years. Please continue to pass on her knowledge as her words live on through her blog, and GARDEN FOR GRANNY forever!
Thank you again, Amy

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  1. Today's been especially hard, missing her. Walked around the yard today looking at the trees and plants and could imagine her comments on what this was or what this needs. Gardening for Granny, indeed!

    Praying for all of you still. Thank you for posting this!

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  2. I'd just found this blog a couple of weeks before her passing. I've started a small garden and will continue to "Garden for Granny'. Prayers for your family.

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  3. I passed along her seed mat idea in a memorial post for her on my blog just after her passing. I still find myself thinking of her at different times. I miss her but smile at the memory of her and her witty words. I find myself looking for a comment from her on my blog entries until the realization hits me. I'm sure things like that happen to you and your family all the time. I lost my grandmother a few days after Granny, so I understand.

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  4. As Langela said above, same thing here, I was looking at some of my old posts for something and I found comments from her. It caught me off guard and made her absence palpable. BUT, it also made me smile. I will always treasure my all too brief friendship with her and there will not be a moment in our garden, for the rest of my life, that I won't stop and think of her. Thank you Amy, and your family for 'sharing' her with all of us. Our lives are all the more richer because of it.

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  5. An inspirational lady if ever there was one! It has been a pleasure to have been associated with her even at a distance and in small measure. She treasured you and the rest of your family, and I feel sure that you will continue her traditions in the garden.

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  6. I will be gardening with all that she taught me each and every time I put my hands in the garden and will be forever grateful for your mother and grandmother’s knowledge and gracious gift of goodwill in gardening and in love. She was always so nice to me personally and on hand for any and all gardening questions and to celebrate my garden pictures of achievements. She really was a grandma of all grandma’s and Granny will live on in my garden and her knowledge has been generously passed around to my own friends and family. She has been an angel on earth and came with a gentle heart, a no nonsense attitude and a great understanding of trial and error. I look forward to continually referring back here and hope that this blog will stay up for a long time. I may even take pages , print and put into a memorial binder in her name for my own reference. She was surely a special and generous lady. I truly grieved her passing and would love to see any updates and info on how her kids and grandkids are doing. Her family became ours and I wonder how Amy is, how Alicyn is doing having lost her granny and how little baby will do without her granny’s gardening instruction. I hope your family passes on her lessons in natural living, going camping, going to the garden, providing for your family’s needs via gardening an gifts and in sharing your individual gifts at whatever you’re most talented at. You all were precious to her and I know your hearts must be broken but you will carry on with chins up, and be strong just as Granny Carole was in her life. Hugs to each of you , her family and friends who share in sadness over our loss of Carole, Granny and the angel of the garden.

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  7. I will always "Garden for Granny" even if I don't blog. She was such an amazing person!!! All of you (her family) were so lucky to have her. I have saved each and every email from her. Do you believe almost 1000! I truly miss her as I'm sure all of you do. She loved her family more than you can imagine. Take care and keep us posted on the garden and how all of you are doing.

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  8. 'Gardening for Granny' is such a wonderful concept (well done, First Man!). Granny will live on in all the hints and advice she gave, which are put to practical use, in our gardens. I can't help but check in to this blog every now and then, even though I know she's gone. She is truly missed.

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  9. I am so sad to hear of Granny's passing. I have learned so much from her over the last few years. She was the most hard working, meticulous, and knowledgeable garden blogger with the best sense of humor. Prayers for you and your family.

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  10. I found myself mentioning Granny a few time in the last week. She will truly be missed!! Thank you for posting this Amy!

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  11. thank you and I am wishing the best for your family.

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  12. Although many of us never met Granny, it is remarkable and telling at how many people Granny inspired and continues to inspire on an international level. I do not have a blog myself and had never left a comment on any of her postings but until her passing I had followed Granny's blog everyday for close to two years. It became very much a comfort routine where I would go through my favorite garden blogs after work when I got home and Granny's was always at the top of my list. I wanted to let her family know that as a tribute to Granny I planted a lilac sapling in my yard. Her techniques helped me in the garden and her humor would make my day. She will be missed.

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  13. it will be one month and it's still hard for me to believe that granny isn't here in physical form anymore. i have thought of her so much in the past month... when i was out picking cabbage worms off my plants...when my sweet william bloomed...planting the carrots...whenever i saw lilacs... that she doesn't feel too far away. thank you amy for keeping us updated and i just love the video you shared. what a beautiful, amazing woman! i will forever be inspired by your mother and feel blessed to have been part of her blogging world =) xoxoxo

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  14. I haven't been blogging or reading blogs for a while and happened to be surfing the net and landed on a blog whose blog roll showed Annie's Granny hadn't posted for two months. I thought that was really strange remembering how she posted almost daily. I clicked over here and read this post. I am truly saddened by your loss. Twice when I went MIA in the blogging world Carol reached out to me via e-mail. She was a really caring individual. Again, so sorry for your loss.
    Cheryl @ cherylsgardengoodies.wordpress.com

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  15. I'm so sorry and shocked over the loss of Granny. I used to follow her blog religiously for years and I have been out of the loop for 6 months or so. I learned so much about gardening from her and greatly admired her seemingly boundless energy. I loved her sense of humor. I will miss her terribly. Peace to her family - she obviously loved you all greatly. She definitely touched many from afar.

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  16. My heart goes out to Granny's family. I just want you to know, the first time I heard of her was when my WP blogging friend, Robbie, wrote a beautiful tribute post for her when she died. And today she wrote about her again and I came over to see who this wonderful person was that everyone feels such a tremendous loss. Thank you SO much for keeping her blog--such a gift to everyone--and I will peruse all the things here that she treasured so much: her family, her garden . . .

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  17. Amy, I was just thinking about Annie's Granny this morning and wanted to "check in." You all must miss her terribly. Know that all of her blogging friends miss her inspiring blog posts. I know I'll be rereading her gardening posts for inspiration at planting time next season. So sorry for your loss.

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  18. Hello Amy;

    Just wanted you to know that Granny is still influencing our lives. Our garden this year was a moderate success, for our first, and I owe that bit of success to her inspiration to just keep doing it. I have been coming back to her blog to get ideas for next Spring and starting plants from seed.

    We hope you and your family are doing well.

    Thank you again, for sharing her with all of us....

    1st man and 2nd Man

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    1. She would be proud of you guys! I sent you an email the other day. Hope you got it.

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  19. I would first like to say that I am sorry for the loss of your Granny. I stumbled across this blog while researching gardening. There is so much informative information, along with such beautiful personal moments intertwined. This brought some tears to my eyes, because even after her passing, she is still making an impact by spreading her knowledge and helping others. I rarely post comments but I just had to you guys know. Thanks to her family also, for keeping this blog up on the 'nets for all us noobie gardeners to peruse. Granny definitely knew how to grow food and do it very well.

    PS. I hope Mr. Granny is doing well too!

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    1. This message makes me happy :) So glad my mother's blog continues to be helpful to others. She really loved her gardening and blogging :)
      Amy

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