Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

- Christina Rossetti


Tony said...

Beautiful tribute to Susie.

TQ said...

This is one of my favorite picture of Aunt Susie-- and the one where her and James are holding me at Tony's and I have those little blue shorts on...no shirt of course...with a beer belly at the age of five.

CQ said...

TQ (squared): this photo was from Jimmy's wedding (2002?) and I think she looks so happy and beautiful. The only thing missing is a beer-bellied Tiffany to complete it. :)