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Good Night Irene - A Tribute to My Own Mother - Thanks Mom I Love You

Offbeat  (tags: Good Night Irene, The Weavers, A tribute, Mother )

- 1827 days ago -
My Mothers name is Irene; she has begun her journey to the Spirit World. Over the years this song was sung to her at the end as she tired it was sung to her, she'd smile. Mom did leave in her sleep. Good Night Irene. I will see you (again) in my dreams.


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Christeen A (299)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:00 am
Beautiful. I miss my mom ever so much. Thank you.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:26 am
The video speaks in the beginning of living a long life and of the many things encountered along the way. So too did my Mother live a long life, reaching 92 this past December 11th. Born in the twenties to live through the Great Depression, the challenges of WWII, marriage, divorce, raising a daughter alone, working hard in the textile mills until the jobs went overseas, then finished working in Towle Silver. The same Towle Silver that made the Queen of England her tea set and many of the most famous people had something made from Towle.

Mom was Final Inspector and always prided herself in making sure that no piece went out that wasn't meeting the highest standards of Towle. She would chuckle, while telling the story, that when even the top one from Management would say just pass it, how she'd stand there and say, "this is why I have this job and you have yours. I AM the final say so, not you, and he'd leave". While Mom was in that position, only the best went out that door, she believed in that quality.....which so lacks today. Although she demanded the best to go out the door the employees all thought the world of her, they too took pride in their work and knew she'd not let them get lazy in that. She was fun a former employee said to me one day, your Mom made us laugh too.

Mom loved to dance, she loved music, she taught me to accept people based on their hearts and not anything else. She had friends of color when that wasn't fashionable, she also had gay friends when that was really sticking your neck out.

She wasn't allowed to get her High School education, something she always felt she was cheated out of as being the Eldest, in those days, when one turned 16 you had to go to work to help with the family expenses of raising her younger brothers and sisters. Due to that she was always telling me to do well in school and get an education, as far as I could go. I was the first to receive a College Diploma on Mom's side of the family.

I credit Mom for giving me that drive, she pushed that thought of an importance of an education into my mind daily. Because she didn't turn away good people who happened to have a different skin tone or based on who they loved today I have friends of all backgrounds today. So too do my children, it passes along and I hope it always continues. So thank you Mom, you came from humble beginnings but what you did with that was truly inspiring.


Cher C (1426)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:29 am

Sorry for your loss hun.

I miss my Mom everyday!!!

BIG HUGS to you and yours at this time my friend!


Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:24 am
I am sorry Dandelion. I know you mother feels no pain and it's beautiful. RIP Irene.

Krish Away (43)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:28 am
Dandelion, my deepest condolences.

I wish your mother have Peace

"she has begun her journey to the Spirit World. "~(Dandelion)
I wish her success in her journey

Angelika R (143)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:32 am
My beloved friend Sheryl, it is with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes, that I learn of your beloved mom's passing. I admire and applaud your mental and spiritual strenght to make this beautiful tribute to her and I know you'l get by in your own great way, despite the sorrow and mourning that must be hurting you now.
My thought are with you, so are my prayers for you and your family. I'll send you a sympathy message via other ways. Thank you.

john byrne (50)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:35 am

My thoughts are with you. May the Great Spirit welcome her with open arms.

Arielle S (313)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:42 am
Wishing you many beautiful memories to ease your heavy heart. Your mom was a beautiful spirit and I know this especially because she raised a beautifully spirited daughter. Big hugs to you.

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:43 am
My deepest condolences to you Dandelion. Your mother is now in a better place. God bless her and your family.

Phil P (94)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:46 am
My sympathies for your loss.

Beth Coutre (74)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:48 am
Dandelion, my heart aches for you. Irene is still with you and you will see her in your dreams.

What a beautiful tribute, now she has no pain.

Terry King (113)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:52 am
Goodnight Irene......

Criage Lynnette Althage (25)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:54 am
A beautiful tribute to your Mom and I am sorry for your loss as well as it is a loss to your family. It is hard to lose a parent even if they are begging with everyone to let them leave. My Mom is 94 and she wants to make these last years short as she feels less able to do the things she loved. I will never be ready for that day she leaves us. We learn to cope I imagine and I think your tribute is a wonderful way to help go through this grieving. Thank you for sharing this.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:08 am
Thank you all so very much for your kind and generous words. Irene actually means Peace and I like how at the end of the song they sing a Peaceful New Year. Yes, Mom is at Peace today and for always, she has taken her final curtain call....but as the man said, the music lives on.....and so too does Irene.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:23 am
Very beautiful tribute Dandelion. I'm so sorry 4 your loss. Thank you 4 sharing with us.

Pat B (356)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:30 am
"Time to say so long, you made us feel young and fine, Goodnight, Irene".
You are in my prayers, Love and Blessings to you, Sheryl and your family, take care. xox

Ingrid A (524)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:36 am
So sorry for your loss Dandelion.

Ingrid A (524)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:38 am
So sorry for your loss Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:43 am

Nancy C (806)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:49 am
What a beautiful tribute from you Sheryl. I am genuinely sorry to hear of your loss. My love and prayers go across the winds to you and yours. Our losses take us on a different kind of journey that evolves on its' own path. Those of us who had role models to emulate are certainly the lucky ones. I thank you for sharing the photo of the 4 loving generations. I really hope to see mine again...she left suddenly...

Susan L (150)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:50 am
I will be thinking of you and sending my deepest sympathy. My Grandmother's name was also Irene & I share it as well, so as I often think of my sweet little Grandma, I will also think of you and your mother. You are in my prayers. She gave you love and wisdom that you share with all you know and I am sure she looks over you now and is proud.

Gene J (290)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:54 am
No words can express the love and admiration I feel, adequately, for you. I am glad she is at peace and know that you will be too, eventually. You are cherished, as, clearly, was she. That is a good legacy to leave behind for those of us who miss those who leave before us. She's home and she's loved. Blessed be.

Deb E (63)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:04 am
I would have loved to have known your Mother, Sheryl. She raised a wonderful human being, someone who knows how to be a good friend. Your tribute to her is beautiful. I bet she is smiling down on you right now. May her journey continue in a peaceful way wherever it may take her now. Tohidu

Mary R (280)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:16 am
Sheryl, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to learn of your loss.

Sandi C (97)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:24 am
I lost my Mom in Jan. of 1999. I miss her everyday!

Mike M (40)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:25 am
I am very sorry to hear of your loss Dandelion. I lost my dad on the eleventh of this month while caring for him at home. While you grieve the loss you must remember they have moved on to a better place. Dad never woke his last four days but he knew we were there and smiled as he passed. May you and your family live in the peace as does Irene

Connie O (45)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:33 am
Your mother sounds like a very lovely lady. I am sorry for your loss.

Susanne R (235)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:54 am
I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Sheryl. Your mother was a strong, wise and wonderful woman who raised a strong, wise and wonderful daughter.

Thank you for sharing the story about how, as a final inspector of fine silverware, she wouldn't put her stamp of approval on any piece until it was "perfect." It must be a source of great comfort knowing that, with her loving guidance, you earned her stamp of approval. By being the woman you are, you gave your mother a wonderful gift. You gave her the peace and satisfaction of knowing that she had done her very best --and I'm sure that enabled her to leave this world in peace. You were both blessed.

Good night, Irene!

will n (115)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:59 am
So sorry for your loss Dandelion .

Julie E (405)
Friday February 21, 2014, 10:16 am
Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful tribute to your mother. She sounded like a wonderful caring person, just like you. So much love... I know that she has crossed over to a beautiful place that is filled with love, beauty and never any pain. She is with her loved one's that have passed.

-You helped me a lot with this. I have been living with my 84 year old mom for about 1 1/2 years now. She has lived a sheltered life but she seems happy around all of her things and her beautiful garden. She does not know how to show love. I need to love her more by showing her. Not enough people call her or see her. She has 6 living daughters. They will regret not spending time with her. I have been dreading the day she passes since I was very young. I am thankful for having her as so many people I know do not have their mom's. She is not the healthiest and in pain all the time.

This is about Irene. Again, thank you very much for this and may your mom rest in "Peace". One more thing. I admire you so very much. You have a beautiful positive energy about you and it is contagious. Thank you for being you and thank you for including me in this tribute to a wonderful person.

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday February 21, 2014, 10:21 am
I am so very sorry for your loss, Sheryl. She is in a much better place than this now.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 10:25 am
Very sorry to hear of your loss but glad she is not suffering and has went to a better place where her spirit can soar. I know this is very draining emotionally, do take some time for yourself here Sheryl.

Love and Light to you and your family,

Jim Phillips (3247)
Friday February 21, 2014, 10:31 am
Sorry to hear about your Mother...



Past Member (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 10:45 am
Beautiful tribute to your Mom. I lost my Mom in 2010 from Alzheimer's. (She was also 92.) Miss her so much, but at least I know she is happy and whole again.

divergent revolution (309)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:16 am
so sweet Sheryl
I am about to celebrate the tenth anniversary of my Mom's passing,it still feels like yesterday
she was so loving and loved by everyone who ever met her,her spirit still speaks to me
I hope you continue to feel her spirit within you,it NEVER GOES AWAY ,in my experience so far
be good to yourself at this time,pamper even,you will be glad you took the time to really feel!!!!

Irene M (5)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:22 am
Dear Sheryl, wishing you and your family peace and,courage to face the days ahead,and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. My condolences and kindest thoughts to you and your family in your time of sorrow. RIP Irene.

Veronica G (108)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:24 am
Your tribute to you Mum gave all the best that a tribute can bring; you made me smile and you made me sad for your loss. Your Mum sounds like someone I would have enjoyed meeting; full of grace and integrity. I have a smile now as I think of what you wrote. I'm hoping that you too will find smiles amongst your tears. Love and comfort,dear friend. xx

ewoud k (68)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:25 am
All good things come to an end...


Laurie H (818)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:28 am
Dearest Sheryl, with a heavy heart and emotion, I send my most sincere condolences to you and your family, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Such a beautiful tribute to your mom-- I know she will be missed so very, very, much. I also know how very proud of you she was. You know my thoughts and prayers are with you & your family now. Sending Blessings & comfort to you, with lots of love and support always~~~

Cynthia Davis (340)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:42 am
No words can express how sorry I am for your loss...Your Mother must have been a wonderful Lady.
She raised a wonderful Daughter.

Devon Leonard (54)
Friday February 21, 2014, 12:29 pm
thank you Dandelion for sharing your heart and life in such beautiful and inspiring ways....... I too gathered tears in my eyes as I heard your news and listened to the Weavers sing .... My grandmothers name was Myrtle Irene... and my granddad used to sing that same song so often to my grandma...It always touches me deeply......................... I just enfold you in prayers of love .... I am thankful for knowing you and all who do are blessed by your truly walk the Beauty Road.

Caitlin M (104)
Friday February 21, 2014, 12:46 pm
I've always loved the Weavers and this tune. It must be even more poignant when it's your mother's name. So I say now, "Good night, Irene, Dandelion's Mom. You did a good job for a long time. It's your turn to rest now. Your daughter is watching over you just as you are watching over her." Peace be with you, Sherylion!

John B (185)
Friday February 21, 2014, 12:49 pm
My dear Sheryl, deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss. I'm sure her journey will provide you and all with marvelous memories.

Megan M (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:03 pm
My heartfelt condolences on your Mother's death. I am glad you had her for so many years. It is never easy to say goodnight. I enjoyed listening to the Weavers once again. Thank you and many blessings.

Debra Van Way (12)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:04 pm
What a nice tribute to your Mom. Mine also passed in her sleep this week and is now back with with my Dad and happy again. We were both blessed with wonderful mothers as I am sure many others in our Care2 community are as well. Appreciate them while you have them folks.

Caroline S (78)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:19 pm
A beautiful tribute to your mom.
Vraiment très émouvant.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:28 pm
Sorry for your loss, RIP Irene!!!!

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:34 pm
While I extend my deepest sympathies to you, Dandelion, I also wish for you to always keep those wonderful memories clear in your mind for years and years. I do believe you will see her in your dreams, as I did see my dad after his death in my own dreams.....and was so comforted by them. And, through the tears and smiles, I hope you feel the presence of her love to see you through the good times as well as the bad. Always be kind to yourself and take care. Hugs!

Judith Hand (55)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:47 pm
Noted. Your tribute to your Mom is one of the most beautiful I've read. I so appreciate your sharing her history as well as how your Mom affected your life and choices. What a touching choice of the final concert of The Weavers. God bless you, Dandelion. Your Mom has given the world a wonderful woman to continue the journey. You're in my prayers and my heart goes out to you in your loss.

Myraida Diaz (136)
Friday February 21, 2014, 2:17 pm
Video is sweet!!! - Life is but a dream... your mom will always be near! Her life, what she taught you, her love, her presence, your words, how your love her, remind me the essence of fresh flowers!
Life, Love Irene and Dandelion!

Joanne Dixon (37)
Friday February 21, 2014, 2:45 pm
My dear - I lost my mother in 2000. She was 93. She had been a widow for 55 years. (They are together now.) But I can't feel she is gone. Even at her interment the pastor addressed her as being the breeze playing with the notes of his lovely remarks ("Vicky, I am going as fast as I can.") And she shows up in so many of my dreams, it's almost as if she never left. Irene not only means peace, but also was the goddess of peace. I am inclined to think that good mothers are indeed goddesses. I am so sorry for your loss, yet I also know that you will cope, because you are her daughter. I send you my prayers.

Rose Becke (141)
Friday February 21, 2014, 3:00 pm
I am sorry for you loss Dandelion Good night Irene RIP

Rose Becke (141)
Friday February 21, 2014, 3:23 pm
Irene, would have been very proud to have you as her daughter

Ellen J (62)
Friday February 21, 2014, 3:26 pm
Sheryl, this is an absolutely lovely tribute to your mom and it is especially sweet that you picked "Goodnight Irene" by the Weavers. What a group they were - sticking their necks out before it was popular, standing for things they believed in - seems like the Weavers had a lot in common with your mom. The stories you shared about her make her very much alive; she sounds like a wonderful woman and she passed it on to her daughter. Positive intentions and thoughts sent your way along with hugs. Thank you for including me in the share.

Judith C (159)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:03 pm
Dear Dandelion, you have created wonderful and beautiful tributes for your dear Mum. Hugs.

Richard Smith (81)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:37 pm
dear Sheryl, everyone has expressed so well the same sentiments. A wonderful life made complete.
life is really like the making of a coiled clay vessel... when we start out the clay takes off and goes so wide
its growing like crazy, but a bit floppy and immature. then there is that time in our life when there is a kind of turning in, its sobering, but its also creating a stronger arced form..then we shift directions as we approach the ulder and then the neck...wondering how we will finish this thing...but the finish does come to all...and It sounds like your mom left a wonderful masterpiece in yourself, and also those she touched. she must be proud.

Richard Smith (81)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:39 pm
oops...should be "shoulder" not ulder!

Sue H (7)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:43 pm
Wishing your mom safe journey.

Linda Moore (240)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:59 pm
Oh Dandelion! Your sweet Mom left a wonderful legacy~YOU! I must thank her for that, and you must know that she will never be so far away that you can't hear her, feel her, and sense her presence when needed.
My Mom passed when I was 16 of cancer, I know how hard it is to witness, but she is now whole.Much love to you & take all the time you need. Nothing will take her place, but she's still with you.XOXOLluM

Sheri Schongold (7)
Friday February 21, 2014, 5:41 pm
Sorry for your loss. RIP Irene. I am sure that she was pleased to have such a wonderful "send-off" from such a wonderful daughter.

S J (130)
Friday February 21, 2014, 5:49 pm
I am so very sorry for your loss, Dandelion. At the same time, I admire your strength. My thought and my heart are with you and your family. Your mum now has real peace, I wish her safe journey. Good night Irene.

Lots of love and hugs, Dandelion

Bryan S (105)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:03 pm
Dandelion, your mom sounds like a great lady and i am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing! My prayers are with her and you.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:22 pm
So very sorry to hear of your sad loss, Dandelion. Your tribute to your mother is lovely and you will
always treasure such wonderful memories of a very special person in your life. May her Journey be filled
with sun rays, hope and beauty. My thoughts are with you.

Laura H (964)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:26 pm
I am so sorry for your loss Dandelion; I will keep you and your wonderful Mother in my thoughts and prayers.
May happy memories sustain you and yours at this difficult time. (((hugs)))

I know some of what you have gone through; my 83 year old mom was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma; she had breast cancer 2 years ago. This is a scary time, but with love from family and friends we will get through it.

Please take care of yourself and if there is anything 'we', your Care2 family can do, PLEASE ask!
Much love and peace, Laura

Rhonda W (376)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:12 pm
92 Wow I am sure she had a wonderful life. We could all be so lucky to live that long. Your friends here at Care2 are always here for you. I will say a prayer for you and your family. Many hugs and kisses from me and my many kids-Patches, Sydney, Sandy Hokie and Sam.

Animae C (507)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:25 pm
Bon Voyage Irene.

Love You Dandelion xOx


Shirley S (187)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:09 pm
Dandelion I am not going to say sorry for your loss. I am saying happy for the length of time you had your Mother. I wasn't as lucky as my Mother left me when I was 8 years old. Older sisters tried to compensate but it just isn't the same as having your Mum there for you. You were blessed with a great Mum & lovely memories.

Lydia S (155)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:12 pm


Rosemary Rannes (643)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:05 pm
dear Dandelion~ Sheryl~ peacemakerdove you reflect all the beauty and strength, integrity and character that your mother Irene shone upon you, and to those blessed to know her in some way throughout her life. Your name peacemakerdove tells your story so strongly interwoven with your mother's, offering kindness, an open heart, joy, gentleness, wisdom and all that is Sacred of a woman willing to share her gifts. Your mother's were many! Yours are many! Your inspiration has always grabbed my attention, in the best of ways, like the wind gathering winds, or as Ancient Ones stirring in the night sky sparkling in their radiant robes of gold! Thank you dear friend for sharing your mother Irene's story and her song with us all. Through my~our sadness of her passing we can smile knowing her new journey is a new beginning ! My mother passed when I was 14 years old and to this day I talk to her, feel her spirit near me, her love of music, playing the piano stirs within my heart still ! And I know you know your mother Irene's earth walk left you cherished memories you will carry nearer and dearer always to look back on, enjoying and reflecting on the inspiration that she was for you in life. Your daughter and precious grand daughter Kaileah come from this Sacred wellspring that will forever quench their thirst as it has for you, in good times and in difficult times, Irene will be guiding with love Eternal. My family and I offer you our deepest condolences Sheryl and in the days to come, please know I am here for you. My love and Light always, rosemary

SusanAWAY A (219)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:24 pm
Sheryl, I am so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute to your mom.

Moms hold a very special place in our hearts; they are always missed when they're gone, but their memory will forever live on in their children.

Edith B (146)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:45 pm
Sheryl, my heart is with you. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to you mother. Thanks for being the wonderful person she taught you to be. Hugs, edie

Sherri G (128)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:00 pm
My dearest Friend. You are blessed with your Mom's legacy and she was blessed to live long enough to see all you do to give back to the world. No matter the age or health of our Moms at the close of their lives on earth we are never really ready for them to go. We can intellectually know our Mothers may leave us soon but our hearts refuse to accept the reality. My Mom passed over almost 10 years ago but my remembrances of her are with me several times a day. The first 3 years were very hard but now I feel her strength, courage, wisdom, and warmth and she always brings a smile to my face. Your tribute to your Mother shows how much you love her and will miss her. At first, I refused to move my Mother's things for the longest time because I could still feel her presence by touching them. But slowly we feel, find, trust, and believe Mom is with us while we shop, cook, drive or visit other places and Mom is no longer confined to the areas where she lived, clothes she wore, and things she owned. This process is different for each of us and we all must make the transition in our own time. I know from your tribute how very proud of her you are and she too my dear Friend felt an infinite pride in who you are. Take Your Time. Her lessons on how to live this life and how to leave it will stay with us and give us strength when we need it the most. I send love to you and all of your Mom's family. Peace be with you all and your precious Mother.

Carla E (102)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:34 pm
Dear Sheryl, I am so sorry for your loss.
Thank you for the wonderful song you posted, I was in my thoughts with your Mom.
I am glad that she is now without pain, even if it's hard to say goodbye.
And I agree with Edith:
Thanks for being the wonderful person she taught you to be.
Hugs and Power to you dear Dandelion.

Elisa F (235)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 1:58 am
Beautiful Tribute, Beautiful Mother, Beautiful Daughter.

Sending Love & Prayers,

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 2:30 am
My thoughts are with you dear Sheryl.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 3:04 am
Irene, as we say Peace

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 3:32 am
Thank you Dandelion. This is a fine tribute to your mother. Thank you for sharing about the kind of loving person she was. She sounds very loved by all who knew her. My Mom was too. May all of our mothers Rest In Peace. -Goodnight Irene...

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 4:40 am
I am so sorry for your loss Sheryl. This is such a beautiful tribute. Your mother sounds like such a wonderful woman. Both of you are in my thoughts & prayers. May your mom rest in peace.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 6:25 am
R I P Irene . Four words I typed with sadness in my heart and tears in my eyes for the departure of the mother of my dearest friend Sheryl. My vocabulary does not enable me to express my feelings in such situation. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

Anne P (174)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 7:16 am
Sheryl, thank you for sharing the lovely tribute to your mother. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on her passing. Now Irene walks in beauty in the spirit world, where you will meet again one day. Hugs and blessings to you all.

Diane K (134)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 8:31 am
Sheryl, Even though your mother worked with silver, it sounds like she had a heart of gold. With deep sympathy to you & your family. Hugs

Pamela W (75)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 8:50 am
Thank you Sheryl (Dandelion) for such a beautiful tribute to your mother, and for sharing it with us. As many others have said, she was a truly remarkable woman and she lives on - through you !!!

"Bonne Nuit Irene" .....

Jane H (139)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 8:56 am
You've already turned your sadness into beauty by sharing the Weavers with all of us. They, too are still with us in spirit.

P A (117)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 9:34 am
Please accept my deep condolences Dandelion - what a wonderful tribute to Irene that was, and you are a tribute to her in every way. She is in a much better place now than this, and will be looking down on you, smiling! Hugs - Pat.

Michael M (60)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 10:05 am
She smiled hearing the harmony of life, the recognition and caring, and gathered the fulness of her life at that moment.

We, each being, make up, are part of the world during ur time, vital, indispensable.
All the future is changed through our being, and the gift of being, of being this part, these recognitions fill our awareness more than any other.
This is the meaning caught by Anpetu Washte - (it is) a good/beautiful day. It is the search and reminder of The Beauty Way. It is the sound of the flute in the mountains, of every song, of every Sound.
Listen for it in birdsong, in whale blow, in horse snort, in Wolf call, in the Wind.

We use mere word, but magnificent Sound , Love to try and encompass what is:

What is Here

Irene has not gone, but has become more, everyhere, taking us where she knew was home when she smiled.


Kamia T (89)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 10:28 am
Great, great tribute to your mom, whose legacy will undoubtedly live on in all of the loving actions, words and thoughts you put out as her daughter. It is good to hear that her transition was peaceful, and I hope you know that she moved on to a light-filled wonderful place. Hugs.

Mary T (178)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 12:28 pm
What a wonderful tribute to your mother Dandelion she had to been an amazing woman just like her daughter, Goodnight Irene and Rest in Peace, heaven has another Angel I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and Hugs

Roger Hawcroft (39)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 12:36 pm
Dandelion, I have just read of your mother's final breath. You are a caring and wonderful person and, I'm sure, much of your character must have been influenced by her. Your love for her is very clear. You will see your mother in your dreams - nothing is more certain than that. Know too, that you will grieve and that there are many out here that will, in their own way, grieve with you. You have support - please don't refrain from taking it if you feel the need.

Now, you have the wonderful task of living for both of you and sharing the care and beauty in you with your mother in that way. Show her the joy of life that you see and she will live on in and through you.

I, and I'm sure, many, many others are here for you.

Take care

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 5:33 pm
When I'm able I have taken the time to come to this thread to read all of the kind and loving words left upon it. It has brought warmth to my heart and tears to my eyes, but the tears this time are tears of joy. Right now tears over my Mother are tears of grief, but one day, I know, thinking back upon our days together I'll have smiles again. I thank you all so much.

Athena F (131)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 9:04 pm
Thank you, our thoughts are with you. Brightest Blessings to you and yours.

Vicky P (476)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 10:29 pm
oh no :( I'm so sorry, may she RIP

Natalie Away J (125)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 2:03 am
I'm so sorry for your loss Sheryl. Irene will always be in your memories and your heart and Irene is now in peace. You have given a wonderful tribute to your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. With love and hugs.

Naoko i (257)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 2:56 am
RIP Irene. So sorry for your loss but your mother must have been happy and glad to have such a daughter like you. Love and hugs.

MmAway M (519)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 4:28 am
It is with wet eyes I am writing this, reading all of the comments that are OH SO TRUE.
Good Night Irene, RIP. You raised such a beautiful daughter that has a heart so big that she touches people's lives every day. Dearest Sheryl, I send you prayers, my heart, my love to help you with your loss. May your dreams be filled with all of the wonderful times you had with your mother. What a Beautiful Tribute. My Grandmother's name was Irene and listening to the video while I was reading all of the comments had tears flowing down my face, happy tears from so many memories, for that I thank YOU! Sending you my arms to hug and comfort you, prayers to soothe you, and kisses since you are one in a Million dearest Sheryl!
Goodnight Irene, God Bless You!

MmAway M (519)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 4:33 am
Is there a candle site for your Mom? I don't know how to set those up yet, but would love to have one to light the candle for your Mother and say a little prayer!

Krish Away (43)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 6:05 am
Goddess Mary Oliveau ‏@GoddessOliveau 7h
Krish, I hope Dandelion doesn't mind I started a Candle thread for her. It will burn for 48 hours. ♥☮

link ---->

Kathleen R (192)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 6:45 am
My prayers go out to you Sheryl. Your Mother was a wonderful strong woman who raised a wonderful strong woman. She did good. {{{Hugs}}}

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 11:32 am
Krish please thank Mary Oliveau for me, that was very kind of her to do.

Eternal Gardener (736)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 3:12 pm
Mom's teach you the meaning of unconditional love... losing that is unsettling, no matter your age! My sincere condolences to you Dandelion.
And I was always thinking this song was from Ry Cooder...?

MmAway M (519)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 5:38 pm
Thank you Krish ~ Candle lite with xx.

Gina Caracci (219)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 8:12 pm
I am so sorry Dandelion for the loss of your beloved Mom. Im glad you got to spend time with her at the end and had that wonderful picture done of the 4 generations. You Mom must be SOOO proud of you and should be. Your so wonderful, and that in itself is a tribute to her raising of you.

Good night Irene..RIP
XOXO to you and yours from your friend Gina

Gary L (138)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 8:30 pm
Dear Sheryl I will share the words of love from my own mothers grave she past one year ago at 96 I'd Like the memory of me to be a happy one,I'd Like to leave an afterglow of smiles when the day is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways. of happy times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun. Of happy memories that I leave behind when the day is tears and sorrow go with you and also remember that they are still here in the quite of our souls god bless and keep your beloved mom and mine too

Sheryl G (359)
Monday February 24, 2014, 5:54 am
Mike and Debra my heart reaches out to you at this time of your recent loss. So kind of you to stop by while your own heart breaks and offer mine a bit of solace at this time. Gary, that was lovely for you also to share, although a year, when it comes to our parents we are always connected as if it were yesterday.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:28 am

How wonderful to see such an outpouring of love and friendship!

Sheryl, I hope these kind, embracing words from so many comfort you during this painful time. You are a gift to this world, and we all have your mother to thank.

Bless you, my dear friend.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Monday February 24, 2014, 10:29 am
I'm so sorry for your loss! YouTube is blocked where I am now. I will view this at home.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:40 pm
I am so sorry to hear of your loss my dear friend - you are in my thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful tribute to your Mother! We are away on holiday for two weeks and I have only seen your message now. Thinking of you dear Sheryl.

Darlene W (289)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 6:30 am
Prayers sent your way for your loss--my Mom is also up above along with my Dad and son. I see them in a better place - we are here in this physical body only for this life--spiritually they are always near. Take care and feel her arms around you when you need them--she is there-your angel up above. Peace and love to you and yours.

Beth Nipper (70)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 1:48 pm
So sorry for your loss Dandelion. I also send my condolences to all the commenters who have lost loved ones. May God comfort and bless you all.

tracey p (81)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 8:36 pm
I am so sorry for your loss, but so glad for all that you gained in having such a fair minded, hard working, resilient mother. I am glad that she lived long and lived well, and loved people regardless of what was deemed 'acceptable'. I am thinking of you and wish you strength, now and always.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 6:21 am
I am very sorry for your loss, but so thankful that you have many wonderful memories of you sweet mother.

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 8:14 am
Dearest Sheryl, I am envious of you, so many good memories, cherish them for they are very dear. I wish I were so lucky...

Barbara Y (47)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 9:13 am
So sorry for your loss, but very happy that you have such good memories.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 9:19 am
My sincere condolences Dandelion. It will be 10 years this December since i lost my mum, everyday she is in my thoughts because she taught me so much. I'm sure everyone will join me in wishing you the very best at this painful time.

. (0)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 9:31 am
Dandelion I think that serve only a little the "virtual" words in so difficult moments, but I hope that at least a little, but they can warm your heart.
Candle lite for Irene memory - thank so much to Krish for the candle link and Ani for the fw

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 9:36 am
It does help Curzio the many who have stopped by here to offer their kind words to me. It helps a lot and thank you and anyone else who has lit also a candle.

. (0)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 10:42 am
i am so sorry i thought i had signed this. what itry to always remember is that she will never have to suffer ever again. you are in my thoughts

kelly s (134)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 11:56 am
I lit a candle for all the gone but never forgotten mothers in the world.
RIP Irene and best wishes to Dandelion and all the other care2ers who have lost their mothers.

Darlene K (356)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 6:28 pm
Blessings to you and yours. My mama crossed over 28 years ago, and time has helped me heal. But, I still miss her very much, although I know she is with me. May you feel her with you, today and always. (((hugs)))

Charmaine Shannon (38)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 6:47 pm
"IRENE" ....What a Beautiful Name and Also a Beautiful Song !! So very "SORRY" for your LOSS, Such a WONDERFUL TRIBUTE !! One of My Most "PRECIOUS FRIENDS"was very Ill and she unexpectedly took her own life, her Name was "IRENE" !! May they both RIP knowing how LOVED they were along with "ALL" the Other Loved Ones that we have LOST !!!! UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN......TEARFUL HUGS and KISSES !!!!

Franco Di Palma (374)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 6:49 pm
My dear friend,
I just read this and my heart goes out to you and your family. I share your heartbreak as I know exactly what it feels like. You were a wonderful daughter and I am so glad she had you there in her life. Wish I was there to give you a strong hug. Time is the only thing that helps at this point. Will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. Franco

Maria S (95)
Friday February 28, 2014, 3:40 am
Dandelion, my deepest synpathy for your loss! Beautiful tribute for your mom. God Bless you & your family.
Thanks AniMaeChi for forwardling!

wendy kelly (162)
Friday February 28, 2014, 10:59 am
sorry for your loss Dandelion, but grateful to hear your Mother's passing was peaceful, my Mother's favourite song, was "I'll be with you in Apple Blossom Time", my Dad's was "Chattanooga Choo Choo" he used to say, >after he died >would be waiting on that train for us, but said don't > you rush to catch it, plenty of time, it will wait for years &years xx
May your Mother R.I.P. good night Irene love hugs x wendy k x & kelly cats xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lonsdale Moon (124)
Friday February 28, 2014, 12:08 pm
Thank you for sharing - mothers are the unsung heroes of the world. Hugs.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday February 28, 2014, 1:59 pm
They certainly are Lonsdale Moon.

Vivian B (169)
Friday February 28, 2014, 6:16 pm
My Dearest Sheryl,
I know everyone says that time will heal. It take just that, time. Now, you are in throes of your Mother leaving. Soon, you will remember things that she did for you and you for her. And you will laugh and cry, yell and whisper. All that has to be done to move on. And your Mother is watching to make sure you don't take on too much at once. She will see you all the time, now. She is the wind, the air, and the water. She will see you.
You can tell a life has been well-lived by the children that they leave behind. And your Mother has made is ever abundant that hers was very well lived life by your time and help that you have given to the people here on C2. You are a wonderful person, Dandelion!
Thank you for sharing this lovely tribute for your Mom. Most of us will lose parents as we go along. It still doesn't make it easy.
Peace, love and understanding, go with you, in all ways, always!

elderberry C (47)
Friday February 28, 2014, 8:22 pm
Just came across your post.....So Sorry to hear of your loss Dandelion...Sounds like your Mother Irene was ahead of the time..all round...we need to treasure her generation & the wisdom they hold for us all.....

I thank you for sharing your wonderful tribute .....& the reality that we all have to face at some courageous you are....

My mother is still here but sadly no longer remembers anything...feels like loss already....

Lots of love to you....Space created to be filled with love....


Sharon Wardle (103)
Friday February 28, 2014, 11:06 pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart ~ You are in my thoughts ~ Sharon xxx

Susanoffline Frudd (69)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 11:57 am
Your Mum was and always will be a special lady. I lost my mum 24 years ago and I still miss her so much.
God Bless Irene....

Nancy C (806)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 6:00 am
"Stardust" by Hoagie Carmichael was my parents' favorite tune. Danced to this at my wedding right before a Czardas with my dad!!! Love to you my friend...

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 8:57 am
so very sorry for your loss, Sheryl; my heart goes out to you & your family.

Rest in Peace, Irene.

. (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:37 am
Beautiful tribute Dandelion.

Friday March 7, 2014, 2:47 am
I wish I were so lucky... I miss my Mom...
Blessed be Sheryl & your family. ...♥
Thanks Mm for forwardling!

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Friday March 7, 2014, 10:53 am
Thanks Sheryl! Your Mom was a wonderful woman to raise such a wonderful woman as yourself! She would be proud of you for this tribute!

Bob P (394)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:39 am
Thanks Dandelion

Vallee R (280)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:02 pm
Beautiful Dandelion - my thoughts are with you!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:24 pm
My Condolences to you Dandelion on the lost of your mother Irene! You have an Angel watching over you from Heaven Now! RIP, Irene good night.

Mandi T (366)
Friday March 7, 2014, 5:49 pm
So beautiful Sheryl. My thoughts are with you. I miss my Mom so much too. Take care xo

Mitchell D (82)
Friday March 7, 2014, 7:24 pm
Sheryl, I believe that you are carrying your dear mother's legacy forward in a wonderful manner, and thus are preparing still more legacy for those that will follow you in the world.
You have my sympathies, as well as my sense that your life is something of a dance of honor for Irenes's.
P.S.: I loved the Weavers as a teen.
Goodnight Irene.

Judy C (91)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 2:30 pm
Thank you Sheryl for this great video, and for sharing this loving tribute to your mother. We can be sure she was very proud to have you as her daughter. My Mom passed in 2002, and I know that loss is immeasurable. It sounds like your Mom lived her life very well, and deserves to be celebrated.

SuSanne P (193)
Sunday April 6, 2014, 12:23 am
My precious Dandelion I want you to know you are in my thought always. The fact I am only now reading this has nothing to do with the heartache I feel for you. As you once told me, take as long as you need to grieve. I listened to you and it was the best advise I have ever received in my life. Please take care of you. My deepest condolences.

SuSanne P (193)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 12:03 pm
A tree has been planted in a National Forrest in your mama's name- through the Arbor Day Foundation. I hope your Heart is healing a bit more each day. I know how it comes in waves and when you are hurting deeply know how many people are gently holding your heart. I will be there for you always, and continue to Pray for you and your family until I take my last breath.

alicia m (97)
Tuesday January 13, 2015, 10:20 pm
candle lit, all the best wishes in your way and big hugs
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