Grams

Today Grams, Asher and Avy’s great grandma, would have been 99.  She died a few weeks after she turned 98.

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Boy, we sure miss you Grams!  All your life, you were a force to be reckoned with!  You were in your 90’s when you had great grandchildren.  Asher and Avy were so fortunate to have been able to spend so much time with you and really know you.  You were there for all the big things, like birthday’s and recitals, but you were also there for the small, everyday events.  You made sure you spent time with your great grand kids, even if it meant following them into play tents, or climbing up to the tree house, or going down the 300 ft. water slide first, to show them it wasn’t too scary.

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You went camping with us.  You crocheted mittens and doll blankets and afghans.  You always had cookies and candy waiting for the kids.  You taught them how to play King’s Corner’s, just as you did 35 years ago to your grandchildren.

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Grams, we have reminders of you all around us.  We have elephants that stand guard, quilts and afghans that we curl up in.  We play the same piano that you played, we use your tatted stationary for correspondence, we tend your iris’ in our garden.  We blow our noses in your hankies, wear your apron and make your famous “Man Catcher Pie Crust”.  We sleep on pillowcases that you edged with lace, and wear your rings from far-off distant lands.

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Asher and Avy wanted to do something special today, so Avy wrote you a letter, and Asher got his Lego Grams he had made last year, and we buried them under one of your iris.

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We talked about you and cried and sent kisses up to heaven.

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Grams, you will always be a part of our lives.  We are so much better off for having known you and been loved by you.

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