Tuesday, February 10, 2009


This is Mama Baechtel. She was my last (great) grandparent who lived an extraordinary life. She passed away last night at a little after 1am. She was 101 years old. I hope I live life the way she did. She was hilarious, optimistic (most of the time), bold, sarcastic, easy-going, beautiful, and loving woman who always told everyone she had a bad case of "prolonged habitation." Mama, say "Hi" to Papa for us!

1 comment:

EHW said...

So sorry to hear about your great grandma... Interesting last name... I had a crush on a boy named Matt Bachteal (I can't spell it, but however you have it on your blog is what I mean) in 2nd grade in Carrollton, Tx... any relation to you???