Friday, April 8, 2011
In Memory of Mama Lanie (Elaine Richards Bingham)
My step grandmother passed away yesterday. She and my grandfather would have celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary, tomorrow April 9th. She was always such a joy to go and visit. My grandfather moved into her home with her when they got married. It was always nice to see all of her pictures and momentos throughout the home. It helped me learn about her history and what a strong independent woman she was. My children loved going through her end table cupboards that were filled with children's puzzles and toys. She always helped them do the chicken puzzle and gave them a special treat. Sometimes she read them stories. We will miss her. She was kind of late in joining this huge crazy family of ours but we were lucky to have had her in our lives for the time we did!