Friday, May 14, 2010

Comfy quilts, Starburst Candy, and Stove Popped Popcorn

My grandma gained her angel wings on Thursday, May 13, 2010. She was 94 years old. She was someone who I was lucky enough to have in my life for 35 years. I was lucky enough to grow up just blocks away from her. As a child, I would often accompany my brother to her house...and as he would mow her lawn for her, I would sit with her and talk. Her candy bowl which sat on her kitchen counter was always filled with Starburst candy, and she would make you stuff your pockets full before you left. I will keep many memories of her close in my heart.

I loved spending the night at her house. I was always given the comfy, heavy quilt on "my" bed at her house, and now that quilt is at our house displayed on our bed. How lucky I am to have that. She would always make homemade popcorn on the stovetop burner when my brother and I would stay over, and I always thought that hers tasted the best. She was the one who always had enough room in her small house for another guest, no matter how many were already there. She did most of her own yardwork, cleaning, cooking, driving, and daily living tasks into her late 80's. She was a wonderful grandma that I was lucky enough to share with my cousins. She was a grandma to 8 and a great-grandma to 12. We loved her so very much, and will miss her sweet smile and love for all. I do have joy knowing that she has been reunited with my grandpa though. They have been apart for almost 32 years. I also have joy knowing that she is with Dad. I am sure they are all glad to have each other near. I love you Grandma. I am thankful that Brian, Ellie, and Reid had the chance to know and love you. You will be missed......

Here Reid and I am with Grandma close by. She loved him so much. (May 08)

Here I am with Reid, my dad behind us, and Grandma. (May 08)

Ellie and Grandma at Thanksgiving 2008.

Our last family picture taken together with Grandma in December 2008.

Grandma and Ellie at a family picnic in August 2005. .......until we meet again.....xoxoxoxox


Joy Howse said...

So great to have fond memories with your grandmother and to know that she is reunited with your grandfather and Dad. People always think it is the huge things in life that will be remember when in reality it is the starburst, popcorn and quilts that mean the most. :) Great pictures of your grandmother with the kids. To be cherished forever.

Vanessa said...

I love the memories you shared of your grandmother! It sounds like her hospitality for little ones was extra special as you were growing up. What lovely, wonderful memories!!

Kelly Rogers said...

I am very behind on my blog reading (as usual), but determined to catch up. I am so sorry to hear about your grandma, but it sounds like she a long and wonderful life. What great memories you have with her. That is truly something to cherish. This post is a lovely tribute to her.

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?