Photo frame with funeral rose

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Project by Gianni posted 10-09-2016 12:29 PM 539 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week we had the funeral for my wonderful grandmother, who passed at the age of 97 years. At the internment the kids and grandkids were taking roses from the casket bouquet and the funeral director removed the metal roses and gave them to the family (none of us had seen this before or even knew they were removable). I wanted to do something special for my mom to display hers and came up with the idea to do this heart shaped frame with a photo of her folks, who were married for 63 years (he left us in 2009).

On the backer I laminated a short blurb that reads:

This rose is one of four decorative elements given to the family at the internment of Rita Schweitzer. Rita was born in 1918, taught at the country school in Masonville, Iowa and substituted in the Cedar Rapids schools. She married John Schweitzer in 1948 and was mother to three children, Gary, Geraldine, and Joyce.


I figured that years from now when nobody knew the story behind it that would bring a smile to someone’s face.

I will add a photo of Rita and Johnny before handing it over to mom. Godspeed.

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#1 posted 10-09-2016 12:51 PM

Beautiful work of two hearts shaped outside and inside and great tribute to your grandmother.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-09-2016 07:12 PM

This is a beautiful piece and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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