After Sally died, in Aug, I started my new "adventure" in life. I got aquainted with a good looking neighbor woman and I said to myself life is good, again. You see Sally and I had talked about my future, after her death. We both knew it was coming and Sally said she was ready to go and she told me "go for it". She'd made it to her School Reunion and was now almost ready. You see we still hadn't seen two of the grandsons, since we'd been back in MI. Now we have 22 grand children and some of them are from blended families but, we still had them. We knew we wouldn't see some of them but the 2 grandsons were special but we just hadn't connected. Time was short and hospice had everything all set up for her at home. Sun Aug 21, 2010 she came home from the hospital just about 11 AM. Just about everybody was here and finally the two grandsons showed up, almost simultaneously, paid their final respects and then she went 15 minutes later. My 2 daughters Lisa, Kitt and I were the only ones in the house as the rest had gone for lunch so they could eat and talk. My daughter, Kitt, looked over and said "she's not breathing". What did I say, I don't remember? She went SO PEACEFUL, SO QUIET, so unlike her in so many ways. We had a wonderful memorial just the way Sally wanted it.
Grandma went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 21st, 2010. I have many wonderful memories of Grandma. Here are just a few that come to mind...
I can still see Grandma sitting at the table drinking her coffee and having burnt toast in the morning. She loved her burnt toast!
I remember going with her and Grandma Bradway to the Anchor House. We couldn't wait to eat there :), I was lucky enough to have breakfast with her, Grandpa, Aunt Lisa and my boys there a couple months ago. Although, now it is no longer the Anchor House, but is called Daniel's.
I will remember Grandma's "Mary Kay" room. Erin and I always loved to sneak in there and snoop around. We also loved the lip gloss we got every Christmas that was hidden in their Christmas Tree.
Grandma was a great cook. I always loved her homemade Macaroni and cheese. It was the best! I know Erin's favorite was her strawberry cake. I just got the recipe from Aunt Lisa and made it over the 4th of July weekend.
My last memory of Grandma will be stopping by to visit with her and Grandpa on our way home from the Towne reunion a couple of weeks ago. Grandpa made us rootbeer floats and we just chatted. I will cherish that last hug...she hugged me so tight!
I love you, Grandma! Until we meet again in Heaven someday...
It didn't work out with the neighbor for many reasons one of which, was her movies everynight and soaps during the day.
Our, new to us, mobile home is working out pretty good for me and especially more since I picked up a rescue dog. I think the dog rescued me from deep, deep depression and I rescued her from her former life of abuse.