Thursday, April 12, 2012

landscape of memories

landscape of memories by foto fledgling
landscape of memories, a photo by foto fledgling on Flickr.
Once upon a time there was a young woman named Rosemary Krebs growing up in Duquesne, PA. She was doing her thing (working at Kennywood, serving as an Army Nurse), when she met Robert Uhme, also doing his thing (Serving in WWII; working in one of the largest steel factories in the area). They fell in love and got married. They built a life. They had 8 children, who grew up and combined had 15 children who in turn have their own children (13) now.

Robert and Rosemary loved each other for 58 years; before he passed. She held fast to her family and Steelers for a decade or so longer. Until this past Easter Monday, April 9, 2012.

She was 91 years old and buried with Military Honors. She specifically requested that her granddaughters serve as her PallBearers, unless they were unable to do so; then the grandsons could help.

I truly wish I had known her longer, and been able to spend more time hearing her stories. But I am grateful for the moments we did have together; and honored that I was present with her family to celebrate her life.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148 ( ) or the Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626.

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