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The Tapestry Is Complete

February 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Reva Patrick Coon 1904-2009
Reva Patrick Coon

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Music by: Ronnie Baker Brooks

In Loving Memory, my Grandmother passed away in the morning hours of February 5th, 2009 at Mercy Medical Hospital in Mount Shasta, California. She lived a beautiful life and inspired so many people that came across her path. She was a great influence in my life. In 1997, I shot a family documentary while attending UNCG and received credit for it as an Independent Study. That experience changed my life and made me a better person. She gave me her engagement and wedding ring without hesitation so I could propose and marry the woman I love, my incredible wife, Angela.

She was 104 years old, it is hard to say I was prepared for this. I can say that but I would be lying. You are never prepared to lose an amazing person in your life no matter the age. Each time I visited her I would leave feeling like it was the last time I would see her. It is difficult to say goodbye. I have one more time to say goodbye in March, during her memorial service. I will always hold her close to my heart and share the warmth that she gave me to strangers, friends and family.

Prologue from her book, IT’S ME, which she wrote at 100.

“Life, in ingenious ways, weaves the tapestry of my years. It holds the shuttle which moves back and forth on the loom to create the patterns. Tightly stretched is the wrap, each thread of which is a person or persons, event, time, place, a poignant moment…those things that when blended together create this fascinating fabric.

Twang! Twang! Fingers snap along the vibrant strings waiting for the shuttle with the woof, with it’s rainbow of vibrantly colored threads which like a paint brush stroke by stroke depict life’s adventures.

The loom enfolds the pattern – the bold captivating tapestry of my life.”

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ajit // Feb 7, 2009 at 10:48 am

    I am sorry Andy. She seemed like a great woman.

  • 2 Andy Coon // Feb 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Thanks Ajit.

  • 3 Jared // Feb 11, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear about your grandma Andy. I know you were very close to her. She lived a great life.

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