In Memoriam, Carol L Boehmke, 9/2/23-9/11/16

My Mom, Carol, passed away a week ago at the age of 93.  I did not want to let this go unremarked upon even in such a silly rag as this blog.  Mom lived in Sarasota, Florida and enjoyed going to Siesta Key beach with family (often my son) to have a glass of wine while watching the sun set.  So after the memorial service on Friday at son Andy’s suggestion, The Princess, Andy, the Idiotic Brother and I went out to the beach to honor her memory, and raise a toast to her just as the sun was setting.  Andy took the photo below.

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Carol’s Memorial Sunset

Andy took a lot of photos that evening, but I chose this one because of the symbolism in it.  The three sea gulls at the top representing my two brothers and I soaring forward while my mom’s sun is setting.

Following is the last line of the eulogy I gave at Mom’s memorial service:  “Thank you, Mom, for giving me life, and for showing me through your life, how to live mine.”

September 18, 2016


6 responses to “In Memoriam, Carol L Boehmke, 9/2/23-9/11/16

  1. I’m sorry for your loss – saying goodbye to a parent is difficult at any age – but what a lovely way to remember her.

  2. Bill Vollenweider

    Very beautiful and very powerful.

  3. Well said my friend. My thoughts are with you and your family, as we all fly forward.


  4. I had the pleasure of spending time with your Mom on a few occasions. She was a delight to be around. Her smile was as infectious as her soul. Thinking of you my friend.

  5. Sorry to hear of your Mothers passing and I will keep your family in our prayers.
    Robert L. Clemmons
    Wilmington Nc

  6. Bruce, sorry to read about the passing of your Mother. We’re sorry for your loss.
    Joy and Art

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