Guest Book for Grace A. (McHugh) Mason

Provided by Short, Williamson & Diamond

Posted by: Jerry & June McNaught
Sun July 20, 2014
Dear Jim, Frank and Carol,
      We are very, very sorry for your loss.  When Laurie asked me to describe Grace, I said, she was a tiny little ball of positive energy with red hair.  I only remember her smiling and laughing.  She made you feel welcome in her home and happy to see you.  I have so many fond memories and all make me happy.  I know what a terrible void you will have in your lives.  When you lose a Mother, you lose a piece of your soul.  She was an amazing woman that made anyone who met her a better person.  Heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Posted by: Merrie Watters
Sun July 20, 2014
Dearest Grace, Frank and family,
I understand that you both were very private people,  so I will keep my condolence to you short and sweet. My abiding impression of Grace was that I always knew if I came over to your kitchen to visit, either forewarned or, more likely, unannounced that I felt like I was visiting family. Sometimes after a walk together, I would bring my beloved cat Saichon with me to visit you and you took that all in stride as well. You understood my losses, and my need to love and care for someone in the abscence of my beautiful mother, Helen. So, Saichon was always a welcome guest in your home. I am so grateful for that.
Grace had such an enormous enthusiasm for life, especially for the simple everyday joys that she would embrace, so much so, that at times, I was sure I could see her lifting out of her seat at the kitchen table! Her zest for life was, and still is, contagious. It was a celebration that I will treasure all my life.
I would bring her flowers from my garden and it was like I had given her a chest of gold and jewels!
Frank, your devotion to Grace was inspiring. As Longfellow wrote in his poem, Holidays, Grace had her secret anniversaries of the heart...that were really not so secret, but ones she shared with those she loved. Despite any adversity, she made me feel glad to be alive. I will always remember her. She was well loved, and, no doubt, will continue to be.  Sincerely,  Merrie Watters

Posted by: Donna Mason Richmond
Sun July 20, 2014
Dear Uncle Frank, Carol and Jimmy,
I am so very sorry to hear about Aunt Grace.   I will always remember the fun holidays and occasions we spent together.  I can still hear her laughter filling the room.    To quote Maya Angelou    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
With her funny stories, infectious laugh, and inquisitive nature, Aunt Grace always made me feel very special.   I will always cherish her memory.  
Sending you love and deepest sympathy.  
Mark and Donna Mason Richmond