Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In Honor of My Friend and Aunt - Elaine Logwood

Elaine Logwood (14 Nov 1937-10 Aug 2010)

In honor of a dear friend and "aunt"who I shared the passion for tracing our family roots and learning about the African American Experience. Your words of encouragement throughout the past twenty plus years were a blessing and inspiration to me as  I grew from a boy to man. I want to say thank for lending me your ear as I shared my joy and frustration with life as well as my genealogical research which seem to be practically everyday. Although you used to tell me how proud you were of me, I was also proud of you and your quiet strength, courage, and wisdom.

As I sit here and type these words tears are rolling down my cheeks because you are no longer here but I take comfort in knowing that you are no longer in pain. I also know that my life and others has been enriched by your presence.

Rest In Peace Ms. Elaine M. Logwood


7 comments:

  1. My deepest condolences on the loss of your aunt. May her passion for tracing the family history continue to live on in you.

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  2. This is a beautiful photograph of your aunt. May your memories of your aunt give you comfort.

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  3. Please accept my condolences as well. Having recently lost Man's mother, we feel your pain, the emptiness of your heart. I wish for you peace and wonderful fun and laughing memories.

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  4. What a beautiful photo and a beautiful woman. My deepest condolences on her loss.

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  5. This was a beautiful memorial piece on your Aunt Elaine. A word of encouragement that helps me when I'm down. "Don't cry because its over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

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  6. What a wonderfull testimony to your aunt and friend. Thanks for sharing your thoughts of her with us and know that her spirit and passion will remain with you forever.

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  7. Yes, tracing your family roots can be a lonely road sometimes . . . spending hours on end reviewing archives, documents, microfiche and conducting internet research. Having someone you can call on for information and inspiration is a great thing. Your words definitely project your love and admiration for her and her importance in your life.

    May you continue to draw strength from her words of wisdom and wonderful memories.

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