grandma riedel

This is my grandmother - Grandma Riedel.  She peacefully passed away in her sleep this past weekend.  I am heading to Kansas to give her eulogy, an honor bestowed upon me by my family.  I only hope I can articulate what a wonderful person she was.

As I reflect, I realize my grandmother was a mentor to me long before I even knew it.  I can remember visiting her during summer vacations and pouring over every cake decorating magazine she owned.  She was also known to throw a party or two in her day - amazing parties! She planted seeds in me that now flourish.

I have been truly blessed.  Up until this weekend, I still had all four of my grandparents living. I grew up with strong, wise elders that loved me and taught me wonderful things about life. They got to meet my children and that makes me so happy.
I love you, Grandma!


  1. Will be thinking of you. I'm sure your eulogy will do justice to how special your grandmother was to you and all of your family.

  2. What a sweet testament to her! Thinking of you and your family.