Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering Grandma Marian

Today marks 17 years since my Grandma Marian passed away on September 11, 1992 after a long battle with cancer / leukemia. She was just 14 days shy of her 70th birthday.

Grandma Marian was a beautiful person - a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She and my mom taught me how to play Solitaire, and whenever we visited we'd pull out three decks of cards and play Triple Solitaire (it's way more fun than playing by yourself). She was one of the most selfless people I know, always thinking of others. She loved life and never let anything slow her down.

Meet Grandma Marian:

I took this as we waited with her at the airport, she was flying back home after visiting with us. I love her smile here, full of sparkle and spunk.

Grandma Marian and my mom

Aside from playing games, the three of us had fun shopping together, but mostly just hanging around chatting together.

Three generations - my mom, my grandma, and me

Grandma Marian and me, back in the day

Grandma Marian left this world the year before I was married, so my husband never got to meet her. Neither did my brother's wife. Nevertheless, I believe she was there in spirit to witness both of our weddings and the births of her great-grandchildren. I like to think she spent time hanging out with them in heaven before they were born. :)

Grandma - we love and miss you, and I know we'll see you again someday.

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OneProudGrandma said...

Thank you - I love you!! Can't stop crying....

Sande on September 11, 2009 at 7:36 PM said...

It has to be something about Grandmas that is profoundly special.

My "Ema" had a huge presence in my life. A solid foundation of belonging and acceptance.

Uniquely, she really enjoyed me instead of seeing me as a project to be fixed.

How priceless is that?

GeronimoDriver on September 13, 2009 at 12:48 AM said...

I got a portrait of her for my birthday to hang on the "family wall".

Muthering Heights on September 13, 2009 at 12:54 AM said...

She sounds like a special lady. This was a sweet way to remember her!


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