In Memory Of Motor Mum

Motor Man’s mother passed away Wednesday morning. I shared Wednesday’s blog post, “Setting Sun”, because we knew her time here was short.

After Motor Man’s father died in 2013, we began taking his mom out on Sunday afternoon adventures. I shared several of those here on the blog, and gave her the title “Motor Mum”.

We took her to the Outer Banks, where, even though it was February, she wanted to put her feet in the Atlantic Ocean. (An unexpected wave caught her and Motor Man off guard.)

One autumn trip was to the mountains of Virginia.

Another adventure found us at a farm market where we tried on straw hats.

And we took a (long) day trip to Chincoteague.

During my childhood, my sister lived in Claremont, a little waterfront town village on the James River just southeast of Richmond.  Many Sunday afternoons were spent at the tiny beach there.  One of our Sunday adventures with Motor Mum was to Claremont. Motor Man took this picture of the two of us, and it’s a favorite of mine.

We attended the annual Daffodil Festival in Gloucester, Virginia, a first for us and Motor Mum.  And we bought her daffodils.

She was so active in the community, always doing what she could to help make our county a better place. And more beautiful. Once she took a notion that something should happen, there was little chance that it wouldn’t.

Motor Mum was 91, and her body and mind had begun failing her, so although we’re going to miss her, we find comfort in knowing that she is now at peace.

And with Pop.

~These Days Of Mine~

22 responses to “In Memory Of Motor Mum

  1. aw, what a doll she was. i’m sorry for your loss –

  2. What a beautiful tribute to Motor Mum. She had a great life, thanks to her loving son and daughter in law. I’m sorry for your loss.❤️

  3. INCREDIBLY sorry for your pain. Grateful for your memories.

  4. A Loving and Sweet remembrance of memory making. Reminds us all not to wait to make memories but to make them today. So sorry for your loss.

  5. What a wonderful tribute to your Motor Mum. She was a beautiful lady and you have so many wonderful memories, I can tell. Thank you for sharing her with us. I am so sorry for your loss–please pass my condolances along to Motor Man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. What a tribute. Great pictures as well. I keep thinking of Jr. Few things in life, no matter your age, sadder than losing a parent, especially a mother. What a blessing to have a strong partner named Dianna on his side. Most sincere condolences.

  7. Dianna, I can’t help but believe that you were the most treasured daughter-in-law to her. What a loving and thoughtful tribute you’ve written here. You and Motor Man will always have these special memories of her. Praying for comfort for your family.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. These are wonderful photos of her enjoying life.

  9. Such a sweet tribute post……..I love that photo of the two of you at the beach in Claremont. As sad as it is to lose her, it’s comforting knowing that she is now with the love of her life – Pop. I send you and JR hugs of comfort as I know it’s really difficult losing ANY family or friend but somehow – as others have said – our Moms are the toughest.

    Love, Pam (and David and Teddy too)

  10. What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful woman. Condolences to you, JR, and Marshall.

  11. What a beautiful tribute to a special lady. We will miss her quick wit and warm personality. Special thought to you and JR.

  12. Yes, a beautiful tribute.. She was one of a kind, and will be missed. Will always think about her when we go to Cracker Barrel : )

  13. I am so sorry. Please express my sympathy to MotorMan. This is such a sweet collection of memories of someone who was deeply loved.

  14. A very sweet tribute with wonderful pictures to let the smiles shine bright. I am so sorry Dianna and for your Motor Man.

  15. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Wonderful tribute to Mrs. Keen. I love the memories and pictures..Please know you and JR have my love and in my prayers. I love thinking about her and her Pete together again for ever. ❤

  16. My condolences to Motor Man and to you too. What a wonderful tribute, she was obviously a much loved loved lady. Beautiful photos which will keep the memories alive for ever. Love to you both.

  17. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  18. She sounds like a lovely lady, may she rest in peace.

  19. What wonderful memories you were able to create together. I’m sure it means a great deal to your family to be able to look back on these experiences and recall how happy she was. It’s clear from the pictures that she was having a great time! Family is everything!

  20. So sorry for your loss

    Sent from my iPhone


  21. Very sorry for your loss. I can tell you will always carry her with you in your hearts!

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