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November 30, 2010

Grandma

I am going to miss her. We were able to see her this weekend to say goodbye and tell her how much she's meant to us, and I'm very very grateful for that.

She was elegant and athletic. She skated and acted and golfed and bowled. She had a terrific rear end. She had a whole-body laugh and she almost always beat me at cribbage.

She scared the hell out of us with cackling witchy renditions of Fee-fi-fo-fum when we were kids, and let us drink whole milk from shot glasses. She let people be, but never seemed uninterested. She had a grace that made you want to slow down a little.

You could say two or three words that reminded her of a song and off she'd go. The woman's brain housed hundreds of songs and rhymes that only needed a tiny kickstart.

She was a remarkable woman who is going to be thoroughly missed.

6 Comments:

Blogger Sailor said...

So sorry- but a nice memory post

December 01, 2010 3:25 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Sorry for your loss.

December 01, 2010 6:08 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Thank you both. She was something else.

December 02, 2010 11:07 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful woman you had in your life.

December 06, 2010 11:12 PM  
Blogger Adamity_Bomb_Bomb said...

you nailed it, missy. i doan recall the shot-glasses of whole milk...but Memory is a funny thing, eh? i love gramma. always. love never dies, only Memories remain. she was the sweetest woman i had ever had the privilege to meet. she IS in a better place, now.

she's playing cribbage with bill, now. and she's winning.

much love, my sis.

(hugs and kisses all around you.)

December 12, 2010 6:03 AM  
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