Friday, July 11, 2008

A Time for Mourning

Sad news: Tasha Tudor passed away last month.
"June 18, 2008
It is with great sadness that we must tell you Tasha Tudor, 92, passed away in her Vermont home on June 18, 2008 surrounded by family and friends. We have created an online memorial website and invite all who loved Tasha to share their feelings and memories in the Memory Book section. Memorial Website
The office of Tasha Tudor and Family is closed for the time being and will reopen on June 30th.
Due to the extensive travel plans of our national and international guests, the Secret Garden Tours of Tasha Tudor and Family will proceed as scheduled. They will, however, be led by our capable staff, instead of the family.
We thank you for supporting Tasha Tudor's lifestyle and artwork during her long career. We hope that Tasha's message of 'taking joy' in all that one does will be remembered as we pass through this difficult time together. "

(I tried to copy a picture but couldn't figure out how)
Eternal Rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her . . .

While in mourning today, I found:
  • a loaf of bread in the mail table drawer (covered in mold)
  • a carton of organic strawberries in James's desk cubby (covered in mold)
  • 2 boxes of Jimmy Dean Pigs in a Blanket sausage rolls in the pasta cupboard (not covered in mold, but not smelling too good).
The odor might have cleared your sinuses, Kate, or at least the penicillin would fight any sign of infection . . .

Another bit of sadness: One of the family heirlooms, a MAT plate from Grandma Margaret, succumbed to ill usage by a four yr old. John, I'm posting this in full resolution, for your benefit, but it may take Mom and Dad a couple hours to download.

1 comment:

Brian and Mikko said...

Both Tasha Tudor and I thank you for truly memorializing her by sharing the laughter in every day life. Hail hail to the strawberry, bread and sausage feast that sacrificed so that we may laugh!