March 22, 2007

Long Week

It has been a long week. And a sad one. Yesterday I had to attend the funeral of a lady who was like a third grandmother to me--she babysat me from age 1 to age 9. I called her Grannybird. She was 95 and hale and hardy up until a month ago. I hadn't seen her in years, but visited with her before Thanksgiving, and had promised to bring The Boy by soon (he had a cold at Thanksgiving, and an assisted living home is no place for a small germ factory). Unfortunately, the next time we were in Winston, Grannybird was in the hospital.

When I told The Boy she had died, he said, "But I never even got to see what she looked like!" and cried.

Still, 95 years of a life well lived is something to be proud of.

So is 49 years, though the span is much too short. Weird how attached you get to people you don't really know, just because you read their blogs.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at March 22, 2007 03:32 PM

Did you inadvertently mention The Boy's name? This week must have really worn you down. I've been through the 3rd grandmother loss myself, and it's definitely hard. My condolences.

Posted by: Scott at March 22, 2007 10:26 PM

ouch. I'm sorry - we're at the age, yes? Our little gathering on Wed. remembered you...

Posted by: Belle at March 23, 2007 08:51 AM

My condolences, BAW. My mother's mother died before I got a chance to really appreciate her, so I can understand the Boy's feelings.

Posted by: Jonathan at March 23, 2007 09:04 AM

Scott -

Yep, hard week. The Boy was named after my dad's father who I never met, because he was hit by a train when my dad was still in college.

Yes, I said hit by a train. Long, southern gothic type story.

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