I love and will miss you forever, but the memories I have of you, and the things in life that I have learned from you, will stay with me forever. You were the sweetest, kindest, caring, giving and selfless wife, mother, grandmother and person. I remember my visits to your house as a young adult and our conversations at the kitchen table. Of course, it was never without a snack. You always had an encouraging and supportive word…sharing the happy times and events of life with me, and in times where I was down, you were always there with encouraging words…”It will be OK, dear” in your sweet voice that I can still hear in my head, just to name a few. You helped show me how to be strong when facing trials in life by the example you set. You were a wonderful cook and homemaker and you taught me a lot about those things by showing me and also by watching you over the years. In earlier days, I loved it when you and grandpa would babysit us when my parents went away. I remember getting to go out to dinner with you both several times on a Saturday night, as you both did regularly, and you taught me restaurant etiquette that I have shared my own family. I remember holidays at your house...Easter egg hunts in your yard, dancing to the Chipmunks Christmas songs at Christmas time, sitting on your sunporch, all the wonderful food you would make, of course sourdough pancakes are high up on the list. I still have and make some of the best recipes you shared with me. They will always be “Nana’s recipes”. I remember playing with and walking Gussie, the dachshund, on the sidewalks around your house, climbing the tree on the side of the garage, your herb garden and the secret bin in your basement where I would find a special goodie hidden from time to time. I remember cutting lilacs from your tree. The smell and sight of lilacs have and will always remind me of you and the love I have for you. I could go on and on with the memories and naming all the things I learned from the example that both you and grandpa set for all of us. Thank you for everything you have ever done for me. I will always love you and your life lives on in my heart. I am so blessed to be your granddaughter.
Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 9:31 am