As most of you know my Gram passed away a couple of weeks ago. She was an amazing little lady. A lot of people had great things to say about her as we honored her life. She was a fantastic role model for me. Here are some of the things I learned from her:
– Always keep a clean house, you never know who might show up.
– Don’t wait until later, if you can get out of the way now.
– Be happy with what you have.
– People will always appreciate a good meal.
– Help people out whenever you can, God will bless you for it.
– Don’t worry, be happy (yes, she loved the song 🙂
– Don’t keep a lot of junk around, eliminate.
– Say what’s on your mind. Might as well.
Of course, there are countless others, most involve translation from Italian, but you get the idea.
She was a little lady, measuring about 4’7″. She lost her husband at 52 years of age, but she was still one of the most cheerful people I knew. She lead a life of service, always taking care of others. She is probably the only person I am SURE got into Heaven. She loved to tell stories. She cooked incredible food. She always had a hug for you. She will be greatly missed.
I think my Mom said it best, “For such a tiny lady, we’ve got some big shoes to fill.”
Here is a link to her memorial site: Lydia
I am house sitting for my parents this week which also includes helping my grandma while they are gone. Considering how much the woman took care of me, I certainly can spare a few days to hang out with her.
It is interesting being here without my folks around. Since they bought this house after I moved out, it’s not really like my home even though I am very comfortable here. It is so familiar, yet I can’t find stuff. Grr.
Gram is so cute! She is pretty impressed that I can run the washer AND the air conditioning. “Well, bless your heart!” I guess that means that she must think my mom is a genius, because she knows how to use everything in this house.
Aside from the dog getting sick, things are going pretty well, but hey…sometimes dogs barf.
Dear Gram C,
I remember that whenever we would go out for ice cream you always got Peanut Butter and Chocolate. I would ask why you didn’t get something different or try something new and you simply said, “Because I like this” and hold your cone up.
And I also remember that you always used to tell me when we had a disagreement that someday I would see, and say, “Wow, Grandma sure knew what she was talking about.”
Well, now I can say that you were right and sure knew what you were talking about. Everytime I step up to the counter and order a scoop of PB&C, I think of you. And when anyone asks why I chose something so simple, I lift my cup and say, “Because I like this.”