A farewell to my beloved grandmother.

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A farewell to my beloved grandmother
and grandfather too

Few months back my beloved grandmother left us.
When going to her funeral I thought it would be right, to make her something with my hands, instead of buying flowers, since what comes from my hands comes directly from my heart.

Some years back my daughter Mathilde and I was visiting my grandfathers grave, leaving a cross and so I thought to take up this idea again.

1. Farwell Mumse.
2. Cutting up the pieces.
3. Using the kerfmaker to make crisp cuts.
4. Love.
5. Creativity.
6. One for each.

Here she is holding me in her arms only few years back, that moment I was crying as a baby, realizing how much the child deep inside me had missed that love, it is a moment I will never forget.

My grandmother was something special to me, she and my grandfather are the light towers in my life, they learned me about love and affection, staying true to who you are and most of all they gave me a believe in me, since they loved me for exactly what I am. Without them I would never have made it through my tough years, they were the rock in me and will be always, thank you both from my heart.

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 09-28-2013 10:32 AM

I am so sorry for your loss Mads.
The Cross is a Wonderful Expression of Love for your Grandmother…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 09-28-2013 10:34 AM

My condolenses. Her memory will live on in your love.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#3 posted 09-28-2013 11:06 AM

My thoughts and wishes go out to you.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 12:02 PM

You have my deepest sympathy! She is in a better place now watching over you so be good!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-28-2013 12:04 PM

Great tribute, Mads. Blessings.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#6 posted 09-28-2013 12:22 PM

.... the light towers in my life ….

beautiful brother

gone but not forgotten
watching over
leading the way

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 09-28-2013 12:33 PM

Sorry for your loss Mads.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#8 posted 09-28-2013 01:05 PM

Im so sorry for your loss Mads. The love and memories still live on within you and that is awesome. Beautiful tribute to your grandmother. Well done!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 09-28-2013 01:23 PM

Very sorry to hear about your loss Mads. My Grandparents are also no longer with us and I surely know how that feels.
Your work is a great tribute to her and I know she is very proud of your wonderful talents and passion for all that you do. Take care my friend and be well.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#10 posted 09-28-2013 01:26 PM

Mads, water came to my eyes reading the last bit, they where strong words I am so sorry and I will be praying for you in this time of your loss. Beautiful thoughts of you for making something from your heart, my mum always tells me “something you make with your own hands means more than anything money could buy”.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#11 posted 09-28-2013 02:26 PM

God bless you, Mads.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 09-28-2013 02:35 PM

Nice Mads. I have not heard much about Mathilde for awhile hope she is doing well

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#13 posted 09-28-2013 03:16 PM

simple, elegant, beautiful, made with hands but from the heart. What a fitting tribute.

Hopefully your work of passion helps you through the tough times and makes you remember the good times.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#14 posted 09-28-2013 03:53 PM

A beautiful tribute to your Grandmother.

At times we act as if our peace and confidence is a matter of effort and self-control. Lord, when things are difficult, lead me to Your Word and remind me You are in control.

Best Regards. Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#15 posted 09-28-2013 05:26 PM

My deepest condolences. The mediator between the head and the hands must be the heart. You’ve clearly demonstrated this by creating a lovely gift. Take care my friend.

-- Doug

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