Sunday, December 28, 2008

Grandma Harper

Rich's grandmother passed away this morning. She was 92 and has been suffering from dementia for years. It was so sad to see her...she was always so confused.

But my favorite story about Grandma was when she got a new roommate at the nursing home a few years ago. The newbie liked to watch television. Grandma did not. There was a tussle...Grandma would turn off the tv. Newbie would turn it back on. Finally, without a word, Grandma took out her scissors and cut the cord to the then "on" television. Needless to say, gutsy Grandma enjoyed a single room from then on.

We don't have details yet about the funeral but we'll be travelling to Michigan later this week. Meanwhile, I'm hustling to get the next update in place and ready to publish before we leave. The sun refuses to shine today so I'm hoping for a sunny day tomorrow.

21 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

So sorry for your loss. I hope your trip is safe and not too stressful. Take care.

Jennifer Stewart said...

Amy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope someone tells that story at the funeral. Funny stories are always such a welcome relief thru the tears and are a wonderful way to remember her fiesty spirit. :)

Jennifer

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I'm so sorry Amy! Sending positive thoughts and hugs to you and your family.

TattingChic said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandma's passing.

Donna said...

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Rich's granny. What a character she sounds like though! Remember, every life leaves something beautiful behind and I'm sure you and Rich have wonderful memories to carry on. Have a safe trip to Michigan.

Donna
buggaboosmommy@yahoo.com

julie & joe said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My grandmother also suffers from dementia and it is difficult to see her this way.

mel said...

so sorry for your family's loss. 92, wow! what a wonderful, long life! i live in michigan, and I don't think the weather is to be too rotten over the next week. If you would have come a week ago, that would have been a different story. safe travels to you!!!

Debe said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy the memories of her. What she must have seen in her time!

Wanda said...

I'm sorry for your loss. She sounded like one feisty lady. Please have a safe trip to Michigan.

sweetpeaink said...

Happy Holidays Amy. :)
Boy, it's been a rough one for your family. Love and hugs sent your way. xoxoxo
A friend sent me a song recommendation to listen during a rough patch, and I thought you might really enjoy it...
Joshua Radin, Brand New Day. From the album, "Simple Times."
Peace and Love to your family-
Cristina

Jerusalem said...

What a great Grandma story. I am so sorry about her passing. Hope the trip is safe and full of more great Grandma stories!

Whosyergurl said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Sounds like Grandma rocked! We just lost Doug's dad on the 12th. Two years ago on Dec.5th, we lost my Granma. It is tough, but especially at Christmas time.
best, Cheryl in IN

lauradodson said...

We are so sorry for you loss.

But. Way to go Grandma! She was on the right track. :o) I remember this for future use.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

One is never really gone if remembered.

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

So sorry to read about Grandma.I'm still smiling at her cutting the cord with the scissors. No doubt she is giving the angels a run for their money up there. Wishing you and your family peace at this time and joy in the new year. Warmly, Cathy

Bev said...

Sorry for your family's loss. Michigan is expecting snow so drive carefully. You have missed the warm thaw so back to winter.

rochambeau said...

May Grandma Harper rest in peace. I like her spunk!

So glad you had a happy Christmas Amy!
May 2009 bring you much happiness and contentment and joy!

xox
Constance

Jenn N said...

So sorry for your loss. My husband also lost his Grannie over Christmas, our children's last great grandparent.
I love that Rich's Grandma was a determined lady until the end. I chuckled with her cutting the cord on the TV. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Jo said...

This is my first visit to your incredible blog. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Have a safe trip. xoxo

ASHLEY said...

so very sad to hear of your loss...my prayers and heart go out to you and your husband's family. many blessings!

gkgirl said...

i am sorry for your loss...

and it is stories like that
that keep people alive
in our hearts.

hugs.