Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Dorothy Hazel Giggleman Elwell 1/14/1923 - 7/1/2012

Thanks to Zoolatry for the beautiful graphic.

My beloved Aunt Dorothy passed away on July 1, 2012.  
She was my Daddy's little sister.
In the hospital, several of the nurses thought she was my mother!

Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Henry (circa 1945)

ML:  I will be taking some time off from blogging.

Deb:  I just wanted everyone to know that I got in to Houston late last night.  I will be spending some time with ML.

106 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

We're so sorry to hear of your Aunt Dorothy's passing, ML. We send purrs and prayers of comfort, and much love, for you and your family.

Angel and Kirby said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Dorothy was a beautiful lady. That picture reminds me on one of my mother taken about the same time! There are no words of comfort that can express my sorrow for you.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, no, oh, we're so sorry to read this.

We're sending you soft purrs and universal Light and Love...Please take as much time as you need. The CB will still be here and you have far more important matters to deal with.

Peace and Blessings,

-Nicki, Derry and Kim

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry to hear about your Aunt Dorothy. We're sending our comforting purrs to help you during your time of grief. Please take all the time you need, but know we are here for you if you need us.

Boots, Ozzie and Brenda said...

We are so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Boots, Ozzie & Brenda

ZOOLATRY said...

ML ~ my heart is so sad for you. You and your beloved Dorothy are in my prayers.
Love, Ann

ZOOLATRY said...

ML ~ my heart is so sad for you. You and your beloved Dorothy are in my prayers.
Love, Ann

Cathy Keisha said...

My thoughts will be with you and your family. Condolences on your loss.

Brian said...

We are all so very sorry to hear about your Aunt Dorothy. We send you many hugs and purrs and lots of lobe.

CATachresis said...

My sympathies and sincere condolences ML for your loss xx

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

We send purrs and prayers for your loss. What beautiful photos of Dorothy. Don't worry about the CB. We'll be fine. Be gentle with yourself.

Oskar said...

My mom person & I are so sorry about the loss of your dear aunt. We will be sending prayers and hugs.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

ML you have our deepest sympathy. We are so sorry for the loss of your Aunt Dorothy.

Maggie May said...

Words can't convey how sorry we are to hear about the passing of your aunt Dorothy. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.
(((hugs))) & ♥
Maggie May, The Creek Cats and Mom

Marg said...

Oh ML, we are so very very sorry to hear the news about your Aunt Dorothy. That is so sad but we are glad you were able to see her some. We sure are sending tons and tons of purrs and some mighty big hugs too. You certainly are in our thoughts and prayers and that includes the donkeys.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you ML. We are glad you were able to be with her in her final days. (((Hugs))) to you.
Lynne, Shaggy, Scout & Toby

Everycat said...

ML, we send you love and rumbly purrs at this sad time, we are so sorry that your Aunt Dorothy has passed. The pictures of her show a beautiful lady.

Take time for yourself, take as long as you need. We are thinking of you

Oliver, Gerry, Mungo and The Apes xx

Sparkle said...

This is such sad news, ML. Even though you are taking time off, know that you are in our thoughts and purrs.

Madi and Mom said...

Dear ML
Mom and I are so very sorry to read about the passing of your Aunt Dorothy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you for we know she was very dear to you.
Hugs and Purrs
Madi and Mom

The Lee County Clowder said...

So sorry to hear that. Sending mournfull purrrrrsss and comforting purrrrrayers to ML.

{{{hugggss}}}

LP said...

We were sad to hear about your Aunt Dorothy. We are sending our love and comfort and many hugs to you and to your family.
We know Dorothy was special because she was born on January 14th just like our LP!
Take all the time you need in your time of grief.We will be here.
love,
LP and the critters in The Cottage xo

Anonymous said...

ML, I am so sorry to read this news of the passing of your Aunt Dorothy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Taylor and Clay send you gentle purrs.
Barbie-Lou & Taylor & Clay

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, ML, I am so sorry for the loss of your Aunt Dorothy. Sending a big {{{hug}}} and a prayer.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Dear ML,

The words, Rest in Peace, come to mind and we hope you can rest now and remember your Aunt and happier times, and that you can find comfort in knowing you were there for her...To love and be loved is the greatest gift.

DaisyMae Maus said...

ML,
Our sincerest condolences go out to you. You Aunt Dorothy must have been a very special part of your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve your loss.
DMM, Charmee & Jessica

Cat said...

We are so sorry for your loss, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cheri said...

Thank you for letting us know Deb. Keeping ML close in thought and surrounded with love and light in the days to come. Our deepest sympathies to you in your loss of Aunt Dorothy.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry, ML. We send you comforting purrs, headbutts and hugs to help ease your sadness.

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

Ramblingon said...

I am truly sorry to read this. It is such sorrow to the family when a cherished loved one passes. I truly send my love, prayers and regard. If you need me, here I am.

Katie's Mom

Ramblingon said...

And I must say, that is a delightful picture...both of them of your Aunt Dorothy. She was a lovely young woman and so full of life. I feel she was a delight to all her friends and to her family.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful aunt. Grr, Midnight, Cocoa, Rascal, Riley & Max all send purrs and love. My little foster, baby Louie, sends kitten purrs and his special Face Licks of Love. {{hugs}}
Karen

The Royals and Gentleman Beau said...

ML
I have no words to tell you how heartbroken I am for you.

Love from the Royals
and me.

Kat's Kats said...

We're so sorry. May the many memories of love outweigh the grief of loss. We'll all be here when you are ready to return. While your family of blood is now gone to heaven to wait for you, your chosen family is here and purring & praying for you all the time. All our love,

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders

Mariodacat said...

So very sorry for your loss. It's always hard to lose your last living relative, but you have lots of family here for you in the blog world. Hugs.

Mariodacat said...

So very sorry for your loss. It's always hard to lose your last living relative, but you have lots of family here for you in the blog world. Hugs.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I am so deeply sorry....Mario said it all and said it so beautifully.

We are all sending you ((((hugs)))) and love.

Princess Jasmine said...

So sorry to hear the sad news about your Aunt Dorothy. Sending you hugs xxxx

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're so sorry for your loss.

Team Tabby said...

ML, you have our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Aunt Dorothy. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike
and Nina

Tina T-P said...

ML - we are sorry for your loss & hope that she had a peaceful passing. It is hard to loose someone so dear. Our thoughts are with you. T., The Mrreows & Bella too.

Old Kitty said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Aunt Dorothy. Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences. Take care
x

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are so,so sorry to hear about the passing of your Aunt Dorothy,ML.
We send you comforting purrs and virtual hugs. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ
and mom Nancy

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

oh my beloved friend ML....I am ever so heart broken for you at this passing of your sweet Auntie Dorothy!
I know the wonderful plans you had for your lives...I smile knowing that she had them to look forward to...
Please know how much we care and hold you close at this tender time. Bless your precious heart and know that we are here for you anytime to talk with....
Much love and soft head bumps...Karla and Miss Hunny Bunny

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

It is always heartbreaking when someone we love so much leaves this earth. Please know that I will keep you and all those who loved your Aunt Dorothy in my prayers and thoughts this evening and for the days to come. I am so, so sorry. There is never a good time to have to say good-bye, never.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry for your loss.
Sending gentle ((hugs)) and many purrs to comfort you.
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry for your loss.
Sending gentle ((hugs)) and many purrs to comfort you.
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Comforting purrs and warm thoughts for you. Take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Chesney Cats said...

Oh ML, we are so very sorry to hear this news. As always, you are in our hearts & prayers.
Take all the time that you need, don't worry about the CB. We'll be here waiting for you when you're ready to come back.
Sending love, hugs, headbonks & prayers,

Sammy, Festus, Emma & Mama Rhonda

brandi said...

Sending condolences to you and lots of (((((hugs))))) and Purrrrrrrs and purrayers and lots of love.
We loved the wartime photo. They made such a handsome couple.
I'M sure in her heart she knew your love, and will watch over you gladly til you meet again.

Daddy Kiril said...

Dear, dear, friend {{{{ ML }}}},

I am deeply saddened to hear this news, and Nikita, and Elvira, also wish to send hugs, and purrs your way.

The photos are a lovely tribute to a very beautiful woman.

Take care, and return to blogging and The CB when you are ready.

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh ML we are so very sorry for your loss. you are in our hearts and prayers and thoughts during this time. We love you

Grrreta said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We send you comforting hugs and purrs.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Hi, ML. I'm another ML, from the doggie blog side, who lost her beloved Aunt Dorothy [elder sister of my dad] 6 years ago. She was a second mother to me. My heart goes out to you. I know your Aunt Dorothy will live in your heart forever; mine does.

Hugs, another ML blessed with another Aunt Dorothy.

A Kwee Life said...

We are so sorry to hear this news for your Aunt Dorothy. We know it stings. Gentle hugs and understanding to you from all of us at the Kwee Cats.

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're so sorry to hear about your Aunt Dorothy. Purrs, prayers and Hugs.



The Florida Furkids and Lexi

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Aunt Dorothy and your plans together. We send soft purrs and gentle hugs to comfort you.

The nip banana from N&B came and Taffy loves it. Thank you for following up.

(((purr))) Laura & Taffy

Au and Target said...

We're so sorry to hear about Aunt Dorothy. We're sending you our purrs.

CRIZ LAI said...

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Aunt Dorothy.

Sending lots of gentle purrs, prayers and hugs to you on such a sad time.

Love,
Criz & the J Family Kitties

Harry Spotter said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Aunt Dorothy. Love the photos of her, they remind of my mothers old photos. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Derby, Ducky said...

Our sympathies to you on your loss.

~E said...

I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Aunt Dorthy. She sure was a pretty lady. I know we don't know each other but I still feel for you hon.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! We are so sorry on the loss of your Aunt! I too have a very small family and I send you much love and compassion.
Nellie's Mom

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our thoughts to you in this difficult time-

Sierra said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It is so hard to lose someone we love. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Meg & Quill said...

My prayers and deepest condolences on your loss. Purrs and hugs to you.

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry, ML. I can't imagine what it must be like to lose your last living relative. I will be thinking of you and praying for you and the kitties send comforting purrs.

Prancer Pie said...

So very very sorry to hear of your loss. OUr thoughts and prayers are with you. What a beautiful woman and beautiful photos.

Angel MoMo's mom said...

So, so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Dorothy. Such a lovely lady!

Sending prayers of comfort and hugs to you. Know that you are in my thoughts in this sad time.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are so sorry for your loss of Aunt Dorothy!! You are in our purrs and prayers!!
Your TX furiends,
and Mom

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, please know you're in our thoughts and purrs.

Karen said...

ML I am so sorry for your loss and truely saddened for you. I know how much you loved and cared about her. We will be sending healing thought, prayers and purrs your way,

Karen, RJ, Pixel and Samba

Random Felines said...

We are so very very very sorry about your loss. We are glad you got to be with her and know you will see her again some day. Purrs...

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are so sorry for your loss, ML. We send lots of comforting purrs and prayers.

The Cat Realm said...

we are so sorry to hear about your loss! many purrs and lots of love to you.
the cat realm

Robyn Harton said...

Oh no. I just saw this. I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Dorothy. *huge hugs and lots and lots of purrs* Let us know if there's anything we can do.
Love and purrs,
The Hotties and Robyn

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. We hope your happy memories of Aunt Dorothy sustain you during this time.

Emmy and family

Terri said...

We are sad to hear of the death of your Aunt Dorothy. May time, the love of your friends, and wonderful memories ease the loss of your only relative.

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry to hear about your Aunt Dorothy passing over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers during this difficult time. You take all the time you need.

Luf, Us and Maw

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry to hear about your Aunt Dorothy passing over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers during this difficult time. You take all the time you need.

Luf, Us and Maw

chancythegardner said...

We are so sorry to hear about your Aunt Dorothy. Sending up prayers for you and leaving you lots of hugs and nose kisses. Mumsy, Chancy, Patches, Snookums and Pooh.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Sending you love and purrs. We are very sorry for your loss. xxxxxxxx

Thoughts said...

Sending purrs and prahyers out to you today. We hope you can rest well knowing she is safe and sound and at peace.
Cool pictures in BW, btw.... :0

Jaime, Sasha, Tater Tot and Maxwell

Repositório said...

So sorry!

Julie Baugh said...

We are sorry to hear of this sad news and sending you purrs and thoughts at this time.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. It's never easy. She sounds like a wonderful woman.
Hugs and purrs and prayers from all of us.

caspersmom said...

Mary Lynn I am so sorry to hear about your Aunt Dorothy. There is nothing I can say to ease your pain, but I sure do wish there was. My prayers are with you. I am so darn sorry for your loss.

Cat Street Boyz said...

We are so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person in your life. May her sweet memories carry the weight of her absence. Purrz and prayers, Holly, ICE and theCatStreetBoyz

TK and Squashies said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, ML. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this hardest of times.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I am so sorry to hear that your dear Aunt Dorothy has passed away. Know that you are in my heart and I am sending good thought and purrs your way as you go through this difficult time. I am glad that you and Aunt Dorothy had time to spend together and do things. Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you.
Love,
Gracie & MOM

Katie and Glogirly said...

We're so very sorry for your loss, ML. Katie and I are sending many (((purrs))) your way.
Bless you and your family,
Glogirly

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey said...

My condolences and thank you for sharing such lovely pictures.

The Chair Speaks said...

We're sorry for the loss of your Aunt. Sending lots of purrs your way!

Daisy said...

Harley and I are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved auntie. {{{hugs}}}

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in. Purrrrrring that every kittie & bean is still hanging in there.

ppuurrrrrr

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of hugs and purrrs for you ML!!
Your TX furiends, and Mom

Cherry City Kitties said...

Our purrs for you and yours ML.
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

Willow said...

We're so sorry for your loss. China Cat & I are sending over our softest purrs.

Purrrrrrrrs, Willow and China Cat
and hugs from Mom Teri

Au and Target said...

Just to say we're thinking of you. Purrs to you all.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so very sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts. We also apologise for being so late with our condolences.

Brian said...

Thank you for the kond and thoughtful words on the passing of my beloved Alex. I appreciate you. Sister Gracie from Brian's Home

Moki The Wobbly Cat said...

We are so very sorry to hear about your Aunt Dorothy's passing, Momma ML. Our hugs, thoughts and purrs are with you and all of your family.

Love,

Moki The Wobbly Cat & Mom C.

Frostin said...

Our condolences on your loss. From how you have spoken of her we know she was a wonderful Lady.

I gave you an award to try to cheer you up a little. Also we are all sending you our best purrs and purrayers.

Karen said...

ML,

Just letting you know we are still thinking of you. Hugs.

Tiger Lily said...

We're so sorry for your loss, ML.

{{{HUGS}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

Ron said...

ML ~ my heart is so sad for you. You and your beloved Dorothy are in my prayers. Love, Ann

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