Thursday, June 23, 2011

Saravee Mangrum

This is my friend Saravee. My family adopted her 20 some years ago. Since then she has become like a great grandmother to all of the kids. In this photo, taken last week, Saravee is 99.5 years old.
Sara Violet was born in Corsicana, Texas. She is the oldest of a bunch of girls born to a farmer who grew flowers for the fancy markets in Dallas. She tells wonderful stories about traveling into the city - it took a couple of days by wagon back then and camping under the stars was exciting. She has seen a lot of things change in North Texas over the years. Something's for the better, some not so much.
I'm glad that she is a part of my life. I'm glad God gifted me with this beautiful friend, and that I get to share the joy of friends and family and quilting with her. I am convinced that the best of friends are hiding in the most unlikely places.


Anonymous said...

Saravee was one of the nicest persons I ever met.

Cindy said...

We celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, January 14, 2012. It was a lovely party. She died in her sleep on Monday, January 16, 2012.

It is as if a star has gone out inthe heavens.