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Gertrude Mary Genevieve Boasts her fore-mothers

by on March 28, 2014

Today, March 28, is the anniversary of the death of my mother, in 1956.

In HER HONOR I repost this boast, for her and my other fore-mothers!

In CELEBRATION of her life I offer this boast!

Gertrude Mary Genevieve Boasts her fore-mothers

I am the first born of my mother and father (Leonard Sippel, Sr)

I, Gertrude Mary Genevieve, was named after the maternal line of our Sippel/Herr families.

Gertrude after my mother’s mother Gertrude Stoll Herr
Mary after my father’s mother Mary Wisniewski
At about age 13, at a rite of passage into adulthood, I took my mother’s name Genevieve as part of my name
I am proud and honored to bear the names of these three women, for without them, I would not be
Wassail! (be you whole) Gertrude, Mary and Genevieve!
Your memories stay alive within me
Your blood and mains (energy) flows within me.
I never knew Gertrude Stoll/Herr who gave birth to my mother….I boast her!
I did know Emma Herr, my mother’s step-mother who helped raise my mother… I boast her!
I did know Mary Wisniewski/Sippel who gave birth to my father Leonard…I boast her!
I did know Genevieve who gave birth to me…I boast her!
Ancestors remembered and honored
From the dawn of your birth, to the sunset of your death, I honor you.
From the goals you completed to your efforts left undone, I honor you.
From the season of your being, through the cycle of your life, I honor you.
From your time beyond the veil, till your soul’s return to earth again,
May you rest in peace and solace.
May my love reach you and embrace you especially this moment
Of remembering and forever more,
I honor you!

(note from Ruth who first published this boast of mine )

Gert McQueen is retired and no longer active in public work, but was a priestess and lore teacher in Theodism, editor and assistant publisher of a magazine, and has published several small booklets of lore and was an activist for Pagan rights.

 

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One Comment
  1. Reblogged this on Refuting a Book of Lies: Forbidden Family — and commented:

    On the date of our mother’s death…

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