Thursday, January 9, 2014

Goodbye Grandma

On Tuesday after work I found out that my grandma (mom's mom) passed away earlier that day.  She was nearly 90 years old, still sharp as a 30 year old, emailing, keeping up with popular culture, etc.. It was amazing visiting with her, because she never seemed like she was old.  I have so many memories of my grandma, including staying with her in the summer for a week visit, and going bowling with her.  My grandma was an incredible cook, and my strongest memory is of making potato soup with her.  We would pick the parsley from the garden and dry it before going on to use it in the soup.  My grandma was Ukrainian, and her perogies were dynamite.   Another fascinating thing about my grandma, is that her mother only died less than 4 years ago!  Talk about good genes!

This is a 4 generation picture (my mom couldn't be there, otherwise we could have taken a 5 generation shot) of my great-grandma on her 101st birthday (left), my sister and nephew, and my grandma (right).

She will be greatly missed.

I love you grandma.


Simply Life said...

so sorry for your loss.

Unknown said...

awwh sorry for your loss Jolene :( i hope you guys are doing ok.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like an amazing woman. I love that she emails - my 90 year old grandma does as well! Sounds like you've got some great longevity genes in your family!

Unknown said...

Thinking of you Jolene....xoxo

Anonymous said...

:( so sorry to hear about your grandma.

DessertForTwo said...

Aww, Jolene. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Those are great genes, though! I hope you're building a happy life because it's going to be a long one :) :)