Anna Elisa Trimble
Memorial Guestbook

Entry #: 15

Entry Date: 2007-10-30 18:01:40

Name: Billy Mack Hill
Visitor Comments: Billy Mack Hill
I wish to extend my condolences to the immediate family of Anna Elisa and share my fond memories of time spent with Ben Sr. and Anna Elisa. I am a grandson of the late Flora Hill (Ben Sr.’s sister.) During my childhood Ben and Anna Elisa would visit Kentucky to spend time with Flora and her large extended family, which included me, mom and dad, 3 brothers and a sister. Ben and Anna Elisa had a knack for exploring your interests and being very generous in conversation. They would jump from baseball to music to geology, always making you feel like you were the most important person in the room. I still have a few shirts and vests that Anna Elisa sent to me from the Roswell Clothes Closet. She sent them to me after a visit in which I shared that I was traveling the country playing nightclubs in a punk rock band. I told her what I liked and she delivered. I very much enjoyed reading about her many accomplishments. What a wonderful life.

Entry #: 14

Entry Date: 2007-10-18 18:53:16

Name: Penny Linch
Visitor Comments: What a wonderful tribute to a great lady. Looking at these pictures and memories makes one breath a little deeper and sigh. One of the last times we spent with Anna Elisa at Jessie's she shared some old photographs and although it was difficult she took her time and explained that she is sure one doesn't think in 'words'. "I think in pictures" she said. In fact she knew exactly what she was thinking about but found it harder to remember the words that let her share her thoughts. What perception..teaching me that day, a new way to consider life! I've never forgotten that moment. I always think of her when I hear 'different' languages or even when I'm searching for a word myself. We all do 'think' in the same pictures. She'd be so happy to see we are enjoying these photographs and remembering the wonderful times we've shared and the lives our amazing Aunt touched in so many ways. Love to all.

Entry #: 13

Entry Date: 2007-10-18 18:21:59

Name: Leila Smith
Visitor Comments: Ms. Trimble was my teacher at Chamblee High,1970. I will never forget her compassion, kindness and her acceptance of me during a difficult time in my life. She took me in for a night when i ran away from home. She treated me as if i was something special. She let me stay for dinner with her guests the next day. She taught me something about cooking, "smell the herbs before your put them in your cooking". She had me sniff a few bottles, and i have been doing it ever since. I have very fond memories of her and i loved her gentle way. That is how i remember her. My sympathies and all my blessings to her family.

Entry #: 12

Entry Date: 2007-10-18 09:53:05

Name: Natalie & David Chitwood
Visitor Comments: Anna Elisa is an inspiration to us. She had such sweet ways, the kindest heart and a contagious laugh. She will always be in our thoughts and hearts. We love you all.

Entry #: 11

Entry Date: 2007-10-18 08:24:04

Name: Mary T. Snipes James
Visitor Comments: Mrs. Trimble was one of my teachers at Chamblee high school in 1968-69. She was memorable in so many ways and I am so very proud to have known her, even so briefly. She was one teacher, Like Mrs. Timmie and Mrs. Curry, that we all adored and felt genuine friendship and admiration for. It is a delight to find such common interests as our shared support the Carter Center and the efforts of that wonderful organization. with deepest sympathy to her family and all who knew her.

Entry #: 10

Entry Date: 2007-10-18 07:17:30

Name: Wayne & PJ Ray
Visitor Comments: Please know that our hearts are with you and all the family. Our memories are fond of Anna Elisa and the time we shared with her here in Atlanta.

We always found she and Ben delightful, intelligent and the warmest people we have yet to meet here. She and Fay had the best stories ever.

Much Love to you all.
Wayne and PJ

Entry #: 9

Entry Date: 2007-10-18 00:25:53

Name: alex saliby
Visitor Comments: Ben, Jessie,
Please accept our apologies for being unable to attend the services, and know that were it in any way possible, we'd be with you.

Your mother was a special lady in our lives; she is remembered in our family with fondness and respect.

Entry #: 8

Entry Date: 2007-10-17 08:05:24

Name: Laura Elisa Burnham
Visitor Comments: I find it difficult to express all of my feelings about my Aunt Elisa. Sharing the same middle name always created a special bond for me with her. I read what others have said and yes all of those things were inspirational to me as well. But one thing which I can never forget, nor thank her enough for was no matter what she was always there for me, not only as an Aunt but when I became an adult she was a friend. Like her, my three other aunts, and my dad I too became a teacher. That professional bonding and love of the profession itself will never die. She also was a bedrock of faith in her God and Saviour which worldly knowledge never shattered. Her memories will linger forever. Her name sake A'isaBoo (Miss Boo)

Entry #: 7

Entry Date: 2007-10-16 23:43:24

Name: Karina Linch
Visitor Comments: Anna Elisa had a profound impact on my childhood- I was enraptured by her very essence. Her vigor, compassion, sense of duty, and love of nature inspired me to want to do everything from ride horses and hike the Appalachian trail to one day become a teacher and speak out on educational issues around the world. She touched so many lives in so many ways; she will be in my heart always. I’m thinking of you all. Much Love, Karina Linch.

Entry #: 6

Entry Date: 2007-10-16 21:34:38

Name: Philip Arnold
Visitor Comments: As one of Ben's best friends during childhood I spent many happy times in the Trimble home. Anna Elisa always made me feel very secure and comfortable there. Her smile and loving words made me happy to be there. And my mother, who considered Anna Elisa a special friend, would say things to me that led me to believe that Anna Elisa was very real and very true. I feel sad today that she is gone.

Entry #: 5

Entry Date: 2007-10-16 16:35:14

Name: Aylin Lewallen
Visitor Comments: My grandmother had an enormous amount of strength, dedication, and love for her family, friends, education, animals, and the outdoors. We are all better for having lived our lives with her.

Entry #: 4

Entry Date: 2007-10-16 15:59:40

Name: al linch
Visitor Comments: Anna Elisa taught me so many things, how to drive a stick shift, mathmatics, the love of farm life, etc. More importantly, with my parents and other wonderful aunts and uncles how to be a humane being, a citizen and listen to all points of view.

The world is a far better place for her having been in it. Educators are the greatest givers and she gave freely and fully. She will be truly missed.

Entry #: 3

Entry Date: 2007-10-16 14:52:31

Name: Rose Hill
Visitor Comments: What a wonderful person and great life she led, you can always be comforted by the lives she touched and made a lifetime impression upon them.

Entry #: 2

Entry Date: 2007-10-16 14:12:48

Name: Andrea Burnham Pace
Visitor Comments: Ane will always be in my heart.  Stays at Timberlake were some of my favorites and memories I can never forget. Wish my boys had known her. God bless,
Andrea, Seth and Andrew

Entry #: 1

Entry Date: 2007-10-16 01:49:33 

Name: The Trimble Family
Visitor Comments: On behalf of the family, thanks to all of Mother's many friends.

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