End Of An Era

Last Update: July 11, 2016


I was going to write this post in a few weeks, and I may still write another one then. My purpose for that post was to reminisce about the history and technology we have gone through in the last 100 years. It would have also coincided with my grandma's 100th birthday.

But that was not to happen. The Lord decided he needed her with him, and she passed away today at the age of 99. It is a bit surreal knowing that I no longer have a living grandparent. I do have the memories, and they are great ones!

My grandma was a very prim and proper person. She always looked her best where ever she went. She never learned to drive, so when she needed anything Grandpa had to take her or one of her kids when they were old enough. She was the mother of 8 children.

I remember many times going out to the farm house where they lived until moving to town and exploring and just having a good time, and even making homemade ice cream a few times. I remember the get togethers we had until the family just got too big and too busy, many of the kids did not live close by, and we didn't do that as often anymore.

Growing up I belonged to the Catholic church and one of the things we always did was attend Midnight Mass. After Grandma and Grandpa moved to town, we would go to her house after Midnight mass for cinnamon rolls. I always enjoyed this time, and was sad when Grandma was no longer able to do it.

My grandma had Altzheimers so she did not know who we were nor was she able to talk to us for probably the past 10 years at least. At least not have a conversation with you. She might answer you if you said hi to her and she heard you.

Grandparents are a wonderful thing and I miss mine very much. i lost both my grandfathers in the same year 28 years ago and my other grandma in July 2009. This is all a little unreal now and I just want to say to those of you young enough to still have grandparents to appreciate, respect, and love them while they are here. My grandma lived a long life, but I will still miss her.

Granted she has not been the grandma I remember for quite a while now, but she was still a physical presence that I could go see if I wished to. It was hard to see her as she was now knowing the type of person she was. And it just wasn't grandma anymore. That is a hard thing to say, but it was hard to see her like she was. I know she is not suffering anymore, but I will miss her!

I don't usually share personal things, so thank you for letting me share my memories of my grandma with all my WA friends!

RIP Grandma!





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improveimpac Premium
I'm really sorry. I hope you and your family are able to share comfort and joy at this time. Hugs. Deb
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Thank you! I think we all have a lot of great memories of her!
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Grandma1945 Premium
Four piece. Very well written. Blessings and peace to you at this time. My grandmother died when I was three and my other grandmother died when I was a teenager. One of my grandmothers led my to the Lord and I was always thankful for that. Grandmothers are wonderful I am proud to be the grandmother of three beautiful granddaughters. They too are wonderful .
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Thank you! I am very thankful I had them as long as I did!
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allchristie Premium
Condolences. Grandma as recognized you again for the first time in a long time. Moving story. CL and Larry
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Thank you!
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VitaliyG Premium
99, unbelievable Denise and please accept my condolences!
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Thank you!
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stevecox Premium
Sharing is what we are all about Denise.

Prayers to you and your family. And your Grandma is not gone; she is watching from the other side with a smile on her face.

Steve
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Yes she is! Thank you for your kind words!
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