April 19, 2005

Good-bye Grandma

May 25, 1912 - April 14, 2005

Today was the funeral.

This picture was taken back in 1978 or so. It is of both of my Grandmothers. My Grandmother on the right passed away when I was in high school. She was my Mom's mother and lived with us for many years while she was sick with Parkinson's. She died peacefully at home.

My Grandmother who just passed is on the right. She is my Dad's mother. She would have been 93 next month. She lived a very long life and survived two husbands and a son. Over 30 grandchildren, over 20 (I think) great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Have I mentioned before that I am from a huge family? :-) The sad thing is she had extreme Alzheimer's and did not remember us all.

The funeral was good. Well as good as a funeral can be. I was the last to arrive as I could not find a place to park. They all were waiting for me. Have I mentioned I love my family to pieces? I do not recall lots of crying and the mood was very good. I guess you could say it was a happy funeral. (Well not at the beginning as someone was vacuuming in the room next door). Our pastor spoke a short sermon. The grandsons were the pallbearers and I thought that was a very nice touch. Afterwards we all drove to the cemetery. After a short talk again by our pastor we left. I went home to change and then headed to my parents (where everything is always celebrated). Not everyone was able to go to my parents afterwards but there was still over 40 people there (minus the kids). Lots of good food and it was nice to visit. After a short time all the relatives from out of state headed home and it was just us local folks. My cousin who lives in New York City was able to make it so I had a nice time visiting with him. It has been years since I have seen him.

Thank you to everyone who commented on my blog about my Grandmother. That was a very kind thing for you to do. I really appreciated it.

6 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. I'm glad to know your family is such a source of comfort for you.

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  2. I'm so sorryto hear about your grandmother. May you have comfort in your family and in the fact your grandmother is now resting in Gods arms.

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  3. Stefani, I am so sorry about your grandmother. ((hugs))

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  4. *HUgs* sorry to hear about your grandma.

    It sounds like she led an incredibly full life and was well loved by her family!

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  5. Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Your family will be in my prayers.

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  6. I'm so sorry about your grandma, I lost mine last fall, and it still hurts...sending big hugs your way...

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