My sweet Grandma passed away Wednesday morning. There are no words to say how sad we all are. She was the greatest Grandma you could ask for. So many memories have come flooding back to me this week, I wanted to share a few of them.
My Grandma was an excellent seamstress. She also did embroidery and quilted. When we were younger, my cousins and I all received handmade Pound Puppies, Cabbage Patch Dolls and quilts. As we grew up, they turned into dish towels and baby blankets. I finally got to use the pink baby blanket (with a cute poem attached explaining it was not for use now, but to go in my cedar chest for later) with Molly. My Grandma was a mean Phase 10 and Domino's player. She could recite any nursery rhyme or sing any song from her childhood without missing a beat. She and my Grandpa put up with 9 grandchildren on a week's camping trip every summer, and I think they even liked it. She made the best raspberry jam, dilly beans and my personal favorite, pine nut stuffing.
My favorite memory of all is that she worked in the lunch room at my elementary school. I thought it was pretty neat to be able to see my Grandma every day at lunch. All the other lunch room ladies knew my name and would say Hi to me as I went through the line. She would bring extra peanut butter bars to our house. Once I was old enough to start working in the lunch room, it was great, I didn't get stuck doing the crappy jobs, like the dishes. If you attended Sego Lily Elementary and worked in the lunch room, you probably met my Grandma. Josh remembers her, because once while he was working he got in trouble for building a dam out of food where the students dropped off their trays. She should have warned me about that boy way back then!
You can view her obituary here.