A Life Full of Love, Laughter, and Salt & Pepper Shakers

This week has been a difficult one.

On Tuesday at 12pm, my great-grandmother, Margaret Ramsey Plummer, passed away – one month and a day shy of her 90th birthday. 

Margaret Ramsey Plummer
April 28th, 1922 – March 27th, 2012

It has definitely been quite an emotional week for me. And the funeral will be tough to get through tomorrow. But the one thing I believe we have to keep reminding ourselves is that she had almost 90 years on this earth.

Can you imagine?

90 years of births, family weddings, birthday celebrations, holiday gatherings, family reunions, and watching her closest friends and family pass on. Not to mention the 90 years of history she’s witnessed. While we’ll be sad tomorrow as she’s being put in her final resting place, we’ll be honoring and celebrating a life well lived. A life full of happiness, joy, love, and….salt and pepper shakers (she had a collection of over 1,200 sets).

My great-grandmother with her children: Rev. Robert Plummer (my grandfather) and Betty Holland

So unfortunately today there will not be a mash-up of the best in writing posts.

Instead, not that you’d need to be told to, but I’d like to remind and encourage everyone to love your family to the fullest each and every day, and to remind them of that as often as you can.

I’ll return on Monday with a new Song of the Week. In the mean time, please check out Wednesday’s post, How a Scene Can Turn on a Word – Comedy or Tragedy?, and enter for a chance to win one of 5 prizes (4 are awesome writing craft/plotting books!).  The comments will close at 8pm EST on Tuesday night and a winner will be announced bright and early on Wednesday morning.

Happy Writing!!!


9 thoughts on “A Life Full of Love, Laughter, and Salt & Pepper Shakers

  1. Hugs during this difficult time, Melinda. My grandma collected salt shakers as well. 🙂 I have a few of my favorite sets to remember her by…she was so proud of her collection.

    Take care & sending strength,


  2. Hi Angela – thank you so much. *hugs* My grandmother was very proud of her collection as well. The funny part is that 90% of what she had, she didn't purchase herself – every time someone went somewhere they brought her back a set or two. 🙂 She was well-loved. 🙂

    Thank you again. *hugs*

  3. Hi Tina – thank you so much, honey. I am definitely thinking of all those good times. We had the viewing tonight and that was all everyone mentioned. 🙂

    Thank you again, hon. *hugs*

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