April 3, 2008


These are images of my Grandma and she passed away last night. My mom was an only child and I am an only so we are her only remaining family. I thought that some of you might enjoy these images of her. For those of you who I have been friends with for a long time surely have some funny memories of my Grandma. I know that Kelly, Susan and Kristin really have some stories from your visits to her house in Miami and others of you who didn’t meet her can laugh at the stories Brett and I have told over the past years. Grandma had a long life she passed away just a few days away from her birthday. Until the very end she thought of herself as the beautiful young lady pictured below. She has always been fashionable from her modeling days until the end. I can only image it was just a short time ago she was talking about her up downs and hot pants. Brett & I have been my Grandmothers primary care giver for 7 years now. I moved in with her in Miami in 2001 and when we moved back to Birmingham along came Grandma. We are sad she is gone gone but happy that her quality of life is much better now.gram%201.jpgmodeling imagesgram%202.jpgHer band from the 50’sgram%203.jpgOne of my Grandma and I at Parrot Jungle a favorite place of hers


  1. Lara

    April 3rd, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Arden, I am so sorry for your loss. Your grandmother was so beautiful! I see where you get your great sense of style. I hope you have a good week reflecting on her life. It was wonderful meeting you and Brett this week. Blessings, Lara

  2. Melissa Jill :)

    April 4th, 2008 at 7:01 am

    Wow Arden–sorry to hear about this. I know you shared a lot about your grandma at the photogirls’ retreat. You should be very proud of the sacrifices you made for her–that was some serious love. I’m sure you are dealing with a lot of mixed emotions during this time. My prayers are with you!

  3. Jennifer McCorkle

    April 4th, 2008 at 4:41 pm


    I am so very sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. She was a beautiful lady & I know she will be missed terribly. My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mother.
    Jennifer McCorkle

  4. Kimberly Davis

    April 8th, 2008 at 3:32 am

    I’m so sorry to hear that you lost your grandmother. She was gorgeous in those photos; definitely a fabulous lady with fabulous style and a fabulous granddaughter.

  5. Daisy

    April 8th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Beau and I are so sorry for your loss. I hope you guys are doing ok and that you and Brett cherish the memories you have of her. Those pictures are beautiful! We love you guys!

    Daisy & Beau

  6. sara from whitebox

    April 8th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    arden, i am so sorry to hear about your grandma. i know she was very special to you. my thoughts are with you!


  7. sara from whitebox

    April 8th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    arden, i am so sorry to hear about your grandma. i know she was very special to you. she was gorgeous! my thoughts are with you.


  8. brooke mayo

    April 18th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    hey bug,
    your grandma was such a little hottie!! the genes run in your family. 🙂 i know you had been keeping these images away until your grandma passed, what a great way to remember her. she is smiling down on you and with you every step of the way. you were a godsend to her and i know she was an inspiration to you. your an incredible woman arden. please let me know if you need anything at all.
    much much love sent your way.

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