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[Comments] (6) Sentimental: Since I have been using the same laundry detergent for years, anything different is very noticeable to my olfactory sense. Right now I am using half a box that came from Grandma's when she died. It doesn't actually smell like her, but knowing it's hers and noticing it's different makes me think of her.

The day Grandma died, we were putting up Christmas decorations at Mom's house. I kept pretending everything was from Grandma so I could be sentimental about it. Grandma Jessie really made the Christmas blankets, but they remind me of Grandma Rosie - especially the frog one which I took to our apartment.

I didn't feel like writing about it after she died, but now I thought I'd post what I said at her funeral.

One of the things Grandma and I shared, besides our weird thumbs was telling random storeis. I loved to listen to her talk and talk. When she started slowing down, she topped talking as much, but the last time we were together we had a great time chatting.

We reminisced about one of the trips we took up north together, to a Benson reunion. I drove us home from Aunt Lou's late one night and she talked the entire way, telling storeis about growing up, raising her kids, random stories. We went the long way because we were both scared to drive by the prison. I don't think I said one word the whole way home. That's what I'll miss most about Grandma.


Posted by Rachel at Wed Apr 19 2006 23:24

I have been thinking about her, and grandpa, a lot recently too. I miss them.

Posted by Susie at Thu Apr 20 2006 07:13

a little girl needs a grandpa

Posted by John at Thu Apr 20 2006 07:58

Our poor children--no grandpas for them.

Posted by Kristen at Thu Apr 20 2006 18:12

Since when John? I thought your father was alive.

Posted by John at Thu Apr 20 2006 19:11

False alarm. He is still alive, but he's bedridden. He won't be the same grandfather my oldest nephews got to have.

Posted by Susie at Fri Apr 21 2006 07:14

He's already not the same, but when we have a baby we'll take lots of pictures and they can pretend... at least our children will have a great father.

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