My Grandmother came to town about a week ago, and is headed back to DC first thing tomorrow. She looks a lot better (a LOT better) than she did when I saw her in July, and I’m super-glad she got to come out here. She got to get piled on by great-grandkids, plied with food she can no longer really digest, and kept up late by enthusiastic nieces and nephews of three generations.
She was in town for her sister’s 90th birthday, and and accompanying reunion. It was heartwarming to see everybody (or at least a sizeable fraction of “everybody”) together for the assorted events.
This afternoon Grandma came over to our place, went to church with us (so that she could sleep through my Sunday School lesson), and joined us for dinner before heading up to SLC. I’m a little sad because I know she’s got a very limited amount of time left here on Planet Earth*, and I may not have a chance to get back to see her before she’s gone for good. But this was a good time, and we got lots of pictures, so I’m chalking the melancholy up to “things I can’t change” and just focusing on the happiness we’ve shared in the last few days.
*Note: If you don’t believe in an afterlife, feel free to believe that my Grandma is a space alien and the mothership will be coming to take her away, thus preserving the truth in my comment about “Planet Earth.”
7 thoughts on “Grandma came and went…”
‘*Note: If you don’t believe in an afterlife, feel free to believe that my Grandma is a space alien and the mothership will be coming to take her away, thus preserving the truth in my comment about “Planet Earth.”‘
If Grandma’s a space-alien, that’d explain a few things? 😀
Still, at least you got to spend some more time with her, and introduce the great-grandkids to her. My relations are a bit further away, those who aren’t already on that spaceship that is.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that…
Thanks for lending voice to my thought…
One of my favorite moments this weekend was when the 90 year old whose birthday we celebrated was showing off her new dress with childlike glee. She said after twirling in a circle “It has a really pretty shawl that goes with it. But I don’t want to wear it because it makes me look old.”
What, child-like glee’s only something for us youngin’s? 😀
As Howard has shown, childishness (the good side) is a useful item for approaching life in many, many situations. At least when it comes to ‘avoiding stress-related conditions’.
Sounds like my grandmother. She’s, um, 82, I think, now. She throws an incredibly mean curve.
Glad you got to show her such a good time on her visit! 🙂
Opinions on what happens next
When leaving “Planet Earth”
Don’t change the facts or sad context
Of “time together”‘s worth
Such time is precious, and too short
And memory’s all that’s left
When loved ones leave their Earthly port
And we remain, bereft
But NOW we have the time and NOW
Onstage before that final bow
You took them — and I’m pleased.
===|==============/ Level Head
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