Thank You For Come Over

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

This (to the limited extent of my rendering abilities) is the face of my Nana as a beauty queen in the 1930s. And although she died last night at the age of basically 95, genetics dictates that I see a shadow of this face every time I look at my sister, cousins, aunts, and even my girlier uncles. And who knows, maybe it’s because they see a bit of Nana in themselves that they do their best to carry on her ageless exuberance, nurturing manner, and sharp sense of humor. We’ll never quite match up to her, but she gave us something to aim for, and that made us who we are. If you’re reading this and feeling sad, feel lucky instead–and keep aiming.


  1. Sister

    You can write too.. Dang where is my talent. Humph. Love you!

  2. Chicky II

    Very well said!

  3. StarbucksSteph
  4. Mary Ann

    Hi Mark,Your words are so beautiful and you captured Nana’s smile in your drawing. Yes, I do feel lucky!!Love, Aunt Mary Ann

  5. Mary Ann

    P.S. Who are the girlier uncles?!!! šŸ™‚

  6. Aunt Lily

    Thank you Mark for catching Mommy’s spirit.Nana’s heart, humor and ability to draw are definitely with in youMommy always said, “Do the best you can”.P.S.I just showed this to your Tata, he said the drawing looks just like Nana back in the day.

  7. Tata

    I will miss her forever.Love, Tata

  8. georgiann

    Mark, you are too sweet!Miss you.