This is a place to celebrate the life of Polly Tolonen. A young woman who lived her life with beauty, grace, talent and boundless energy. May she continue to inspire us and live in our hearts and memories forever.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

This one is for you.

So many friends and family posting such great memories and thoughts about you today, Polly.  As your sister mentioned in her Facebook post, it's been 5 years since we lost you.  I can't believe that much time has gone by...  As Frank said today, there has been so much to tell you as we navigate our lives forward.  I think that has been my strongest feeling, wanted to share news with you still.  I know that you are with me somehow when I get this urge to call or email you to tell you something that happened in my life.  I still feel your presence here so strongly.

Thought it would be appropriate to post the lyrics of Polly's favorite song of mine today.  I can't count the number of times she would come in my room and sit at the foot of my bed and ask me to sing it for her.  This one is for you Polly.

It now grows near
my winter mind
I have loved you
all this time
my October heart
your November smile
our merry December
your new January
little tears in February
all of these months
you were mine
all of these months
after you
all of these months
I live without you
I will be fine
I will be fine.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Not forgotten

It makes me so happy to read that someone else won't throw their old phone away because it has a text message from Polly. That is why I won't get rid of my old phone. A text from Polly telling me about one of her stand-up comedy group shows. She was inviting me and even though it was last minute, I was there. She was so funny and the audience was roaring with laughter every time she did something up on stage. I've been dreaming of Polly for the past 3 nights. It's always good to see her even if only in my dreams. And in my dreams, she is always laughing, smiling and being a goofball.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Polly!

Happy Birthday Polly. You are so missed and loved by us all.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Movies and such

Hey Polly girl. Been thinking about you today. So many things I want to tell you and so many new songs to play you.
I was remembering all of the movies we went to in Los Angeles and I was thinking about the last film we ever saw together. It was here in Portland at the Laurelhurst Theater. We saw "The Darjeeling Limited" and you loved it so much. First you marveled that the theater sold beer and wine (such a cool thing Portland does). When the movie ended you looked at me very seriously and said "That is the kind of role I want to get, in exactly that kind of smart, witty, poignant film". Polly, you would have been perfect for films like that. I know you would have gotten those roles soon. You were doing so well with your acting and the comedy-workshops you were doing.
Miss you, as always- k

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Polly! Going on a hike today and will be thinking of all the hikes we went on together. I know hundreds of your friends and family are thinking about you on this special day. Can you feel us down here?

From my hike this morning...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Remember Polly Today

I know everyone who loves you is thinking of you today Polly. Sending all of my love up to you in heaven.
Miss you so much.

Friday, March 12, 2010

On my mind

Just wanted to say I was thinking about you Polly. With every new season my head fills with memories of you.