Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Goodnight Grandmother

Christmas 2007

I got an e-mail from my mom saying that my grandmother is in her last stages of life. She might die tonight. She said her good-byes to my mom (her primary care-giver). She's been around for 101 years! And she's had a pretty good life! Better than most.
I love my grandmother...she'll be missed, but this is a blessing; both for her and my mom. My mom is tired too. She needs a rest.

I don't want to sound morbid or anything, but as of 21 January I haven't heard if she's passed or not (kind of like the old Saturday Night Live..."Gen. Francisco Franco is still dead!"...guess you have to have been of my generation to get that joke). I am okay with this...she had her good bye with me in August and like I said above, she's had a good life...better than most people.
She's been a great influence on my life..she's the biggest reason I never did drugs, and eventually went back and finished college. She has been a terrific grandmother! A woman of class and distinction. Though once she called me a heathen for not going to church! She pulled no punches.
She enjoyed her daily afternoon toddy of Wild Turkey until about 2 years ago.
She will be missed!


SS:Mtn Biker said...

Mims,I'm very sorry to see this. Please accept,and send to your family my deepest condolences and sincerest thoughts of love and freindship.


Monet said...

I talked to Mama yesterday..1/21 Grandmother is still alive. She's sleeping a lot but Mama said that's part of this stage of Grandmother's life.
Grandmother talked with Aunt Helen Wednesday and said her "goodbyes".
She'll be ready to go when called, but we can't predict "the time".
I love my brother, Grandmother and Mama!