Saturday, February 27, 2010

Living Legacy

This is my Grandma Daisy and Meredith, taken many moons ago. This morning Grandma passed away at the age of 93. She was my last living grandparent and I've missed her for a long time. Dementia takes a person away long before their body is ready.

What do I remember? Potato salad in the green swirl fireking bowl--I have it and right now that bowl is letting a some bread dough rise in it.
Painting our fingernails--my brother had to join in so we would do his toenails--heehee, pretty pink too.
Homemakers Club
Orange slices(the candy ones) in the carnival glass bowl--that's sitting on my buffet and has suckers in it right now.
Fenton Christmas trees-I get them out each year.
A hand painted ceramic Easter egg-it's out right now.
Cherry cordials, the Brach's ones in the box high up in the cupboard
Grape hyacinths and pink peonies.
Rhubarb that Grandpa loved to over fertilize.
Peanut Brittle
Canning corn
Eating beets till I peed pink :)
Saturday nights and Lawrence Welk
Sunday mornings and Leo Greeko
Price is Right, Noon news, ag reports, calling the "boys" in for dinner and them napping during As The World Turns
Sitting in the garage during severe storms
Swinging on her willow tree
4th of July picinics
Sledding down her hill then going in for hot chocolate
Bread stuffing
Lemon Meringue Pies

What I miss the most, knowing you could never pull anything over on Grandma.

Later gators....


Kathy and Kim Gibson said...

Great memories! Sorry for your loss.


Sharrie said...

Sorry for your loss. I still keep the box of cherry cordials that my mom hadn't eaten yet when she died. Great memories......some of mine are just like yours only a different generation.

coopercreek said...

Sorry for your loss. Grandmothers are true blessings. I have lots of fond memories of mine, too.

penni said...

What wonderful memories -- enough to keep you warm on many a cold evening.

Sherilyn said...

So sorry for your family's loss, Cindy. You have some wonderful memories to keep her spirit alive for years and years to come. Hugs!

Kodi said...

Thinking of you - sorry for your loss, but you have such wonderful memories! I think I'll make a list like that and talk to my grandma about them on my next visit. She doesn't remember them at this point either, but it's a wonderful sentiment.