"Tote" Sandy Bird
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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Sandy "Tote" Bird who was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on December 21, 1924 and passed away on July 3, 2004 at the age of 79.   She left behind two daughters, (Debbie and Sandra), a sister, (Frances), two brothers, (Al & Arthur), three grandchildren, (Melissa, Jamie, & Scarlett), five great-grandchildren, (Eleanor, Virginia, Jacob, Hannah, & Sydney).  There was a great-grandson that never got to meet her.  He was born six months after her death, (Jackson).  I have to include him because I am his Mom and I will make sure he is a part of her through me.  We will remember and love her forever.  
Tributes and Condolences
~Thinking Of You~   / Melissa Carlie Adams Grandma..
The Wings Of An Angel So Pure And So White, The Wings Of An Angel Holding You Tight, The Wings Of An Angel Caressing Your Skin,The Wings Of An Angel Keeping The Love Within. These Wings From An Angel Are My Gift To You, These Wings From An Angel...  Continue >>
SHE IS EVERYWHERE   / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)
I'm Everywhere Please don't mourn for me I'm still here,though you don't see I'm right by your side each night and dayAnd within your heart I long to stay My body is gone but I'm always nearI'm everything you feel, see or hearMy spirit is fre...  Continue >>
chain of comfort   / Selma Flynn
The Most Fun Mother  / Debbie Dooley (daughter)
I am so thankful for our trips to Florida.  You were always so much fun!  I am so lucky to have had a mother I could talk to about anything.  You were so strong, so patient and so wise.  You knew how to handle every problem we eve...  Continue >>
Sweet / Chris Childers (Grandson in law)    Read >>
Little brown haired lady / Larry Dooley (Son in law)    Read >>
Family Values / Frances Munafo (Sister)    Read >>
I'm not done / Jamie Fox (Granddaughter)    Read >>
Can't wait to see you! / Jamie Fox (Granddaughter)    Read >>
Tote's Book / Jacob Childers (Grandson)    Read >>
I'm Sad / Tayler Pennell (Special Friend)    Read >>
I'm Free / Her Girls     Read >>
Safely Home / Her Girls     Read >>
If I Could / Her Girls     Read >>
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Her legacy
I REMEMBER.......  
I miss Tote more than anyone will ever know.  I think of her every day and sometimes cry and sometimes laugh out loud.  She was a very simple person.  Life was fairly easy and she never got over whelmed or frustrated.  She loved to laugh.  We would talk on the phone at night and she would say, "I shouldn't say this to anyone, but I can tell you."  That would give her permission to tell me everything she knew about anybody we could think of to talk about.  We would just laugh and laugh.  

When I think of Tote, I think of sharing.  (Not just a sandwich.)  She was very sharing and would give you anything she had or at least let you borrow it and not ever make you bring it back. 

She was always kind to others and loved her family members the most a Mom or Grandmother could love someone.  I regret that my Son will not have the influence from Tote.  He is really missing out on a lot of love and for sure a damn good time.  She was so funny.  

Debbie, her youngest daughter, myself and Tote would go to Destin Florida in September and that was such a great time.  We would stop half-way, somewhere in Alabama at a State Park rest area and have lunch at the concrete picnic table.  We had a pimentto cheese sandwich and a piece of fruit (1/2 of one of course, the sandwich I mean.  She would allow a whole piece of fruit.)  Tote made the best pimentto cheese in the whole wide world  I can't eat it anymore because I can't make it the same.  I am going to keep trying though.  It had to do with the pickles she put it there.  In Destin, Tote slept in each morning.  I kept her up quite late at night on the balcony drinking and talking, 3:00 AM once.  Her favorite time of day was watching the sunset.  She would take her short chair and sit right at the edge of the water and watch the sunset while she waited to be served snacks and adult beverages, by Debbie & Mo.  I will always go back to that spot and think happy thoughts of Tote.  Oh yea, you know, you or me like sand because it's in Florida or because you can build a castle or etc.  Tote liked the sand because you could mix it with a little water and rub it on your heels, like foot scrub to make them soft.  Go figure.  That was my Grandmother, always thinking of the health benefit.  Or a way to get good use out of something instead of wasting it.  

The things that remind me of Tote are:  X's & O's (example xoxoxoxo on a card), Pimento cheese, rolls of pennies, Mama Mia, Matillda, Raga Muffin, Cleaning out a closet or drawer, sewing on a button (which I refuse to do), Florida, Turtles, Scotch and many more things that I will have to ad later.

"Tote" Sandy's Photo Album
Now that's Italian!
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