She’s gone now

My great grandmother was born in 1899. She has been lucky enough to see 3 centuries. She was an adult by the time the depression hit, and was a grandmother by the time men first ventured into space. She’s seen a world I’ve only known in movies.
She only had two daughters, but our reunions are packed to the brim with young faces. She, to me, was real evidence of my heritage.
One thing that I always looked forward to were the crisp 2 dollar bills she gave us for Christmas. I always loved it, and I’d stash that envelope away and never spend the money… that is until there was something I really wanted.
I think what is so strange for me today is that my whole life I’ve known it was coming, and now that it’s actually here I don’t know how to feel. I’ve been incredibly blessed with a complete and long-living family. She is the first direct relative in my family to die since I was born. I’ve seen great aunts and great uncles go (a generation younger than she), but never her.
My 107 year old grammy passed away on Friday the 13th. Now that I think about it, it’s the only day she could’ve.


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Comments (3)

  1. hanitious

    🙁 I’m sorry you lost such an amazing woman. But seriously what a wonderful life she must of had!

  2. unicorntapestry

    I’ll never forget those pictures of her on your fridge. She was an amazing woman, and she lived to see an amazing family.

    Call me if you need me. I love you.

  3. see_anotherside

    I’m sure your grandma was a wonderful person… I’m sorry she’s no longer with you. ♥


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