When my mother died at home in Ireland (on 2nd January 2011). My family put together some things which represented her life. We held the wake in her bedroom and these items were put in the room alongside her coffin. She was a dressmaker, so her sewing machine, measuring tape and threads were important, along with her jar of buttons, her well worn prayer book, her radio and her family, represented by the photo of her and my father who died 23 years earlier.


mother, family, rememberance, death, ireland, wake, memories, things, dressmaker, sewing


  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 3 years ago

    So moving ….. my condolences Trish for this sad loss….

  • Thanks Dwarkan, she’ll be sadly missed.

    – Trish Anderson

  • Harriet Wenske
    Harriet Wenskeover 3 years ago

    this photo is most beautiful and very touching

  • Thank you Harriet

    – Trish Anderson

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 3 years ago

    yes very moving…..

  • Thank you

    – Trish Anderson

  • Mandy Kerr
    Mandy Kerrover 3 years ago

    beautiful and moving

  • Thanks for your comment Mayou

    – Trish Anderson

  • ElsieBell
    ElsieBellover 3 years ago

    So sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful legacy your picture is to your mother :-)

  • Thanks very much Elsie it was nice to be able to make a contribution to the memory of her life.

    – Trish Anderson

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    I have speechless, your artwork is beautiful & thoughtfully; I love your creation my friend:)

  • Thanks Sunny for your kind words.

    – Trish Anderson

  • Mairead1
    Mairead1over 3 years ago

    A beautiful tribute to your mother.

  • Go raibh maith agat Mairead

    – Trish Anderson

  • kellbellrauch
    kellbellrauchover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature Kelly!

    – Trish Anderson

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Great Work .!!! Very moving!! Please accept my condolences !!

  • Thank you very much

    – Trish Anderson

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 3 years ago

    so touching trish, beautifully presented and captured

  • Thank you Simone, that’s very kind.

    – Trish Anderson

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