Mema’s Eulogy

 Eulogy for Lula Rosalia (Hughes) Ritchie, Thursday, January 7, 2010, written and read by Kim Myers at the funeral in St John the Apostle Catholic Church.  I am Kimberly Smith Myers, and Rosalia Hughes Ritchie was my grandmother – a fact of which I think we were both equally proud. Born Feb. 6, 1914, she may have entered the world on a snowy day such as this.  My name is Kimberly Anne, and I can still see it written in her dainty Victorian handwriting that is such a lost art today. That is just one of the many things I will miss about Mema – as he came to be known to my brother, Tim, when he became her first grandchild, and to me, when I came along eleven months later.  Mema was there for my mom and dad. Water had to be carried, diapers washed out by hand, and for a while, two little ones had to be rocked at the same time. Mom said, to keep her s