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September 05, 2007



How lucky you were to have her. And, oh, how very lucky she was to have you, my dear friend.


tears shed at my desk. ven more than last night.
You know - I am going to see my dear grandmother in a couple of weeks. It's been nearly two years since I last saw her and I have a sudden desire to take her a gift of a harley davidson purse.


Oh, Catherine. I just got home to this, and here I am crying for the loss of someone I never met but whom you've captured so beautifully.

I'm so, so very sorry for your loss.


i too am sorry for your loss catherine - but what wonderful memories. thinking of you!

jen maiser

I am so sorry for your loss, Catherine. This tribute to her is my favorite thing of yours that you have written - period. Lovely, lovely post.


Oh, Catherine--I'm crying too. What a beautiful tribute to one so dear; that image of her with purse and lipstick will stay with me for a long time. Joy is right--you were/are both lucky.


I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I remember that she would tell us all sorts of tales when she came to visit your family. She could also recite a great variety of nursery rhymes, some of which I had never heard before. She was truly a memorable character! I'll be thinking of you and your family.


You were blessed to have each other.

The Cooking Ninja

I'm sorry about your grandma. She sounds like a great woman. :)


A lovely requiem, beautifully written.


Beautifully written, Catherine.

You are blessed for having such a grandmother, and I'm sorry for your loss.

Carolyn T

What a lovely tribute to your grandmother. She sounded like she was SOME great cook and quite a character. But beloved, no doubt. Thanks for sharing stories about her.


That was a truly beautiful eulogy.

Jennifer Jeffrey

Thank you for this. So beautiful. Sounds like you have a lot of her in you...


This was a beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing this with us.


I'm so sorry to hear this. But, I love the portrait you painted of her. So touching and so real.


I am in tears. How lovely and wonderful a relationship you seem to have with your family in this day when most families loathe time together. I often wonder what it would have been like if our family had stayed together. Me, the eternal pest, always trying to get family gatherings going, met with little interest from those I contact. I persist though, living with my rose colored glasses permanently on, knowing that one day I will be victorious. I am sorry for your loss, but I am happy in the knowledge that you have many memories and a loving family that you can share those memories with and build on so many more. I do thoroughly love reading your stories and thank you again for sharing them. :)


the same one who waved goodbye will be there when you cross over to welcome you with a big hello- glorified in her state and forever young


the same one who waved goodbye will be there when you cross over to welcome you with a big hello- glorified in her state and forever young

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