Sad day, My beloved Granny died yesterday.

United States
September 15, 2008 9:12am CST
My Granny died yesterday she was 90 and lived a wonderful long life. The last time I saw her in July she told me that she was the luckiest woman in the world because she had her thee favorite granddaughters. My Granny got married at the age of 17, to a man she really did not love. She lived with him for 25 years. She could not take his drinking any longer. My Granny was a fun loving woman who loved to laugh, and have a good time. The one thing about my Granny is I knew she loved me no matter what I did growing up. Growing up we never know from one minute if we where going to get kicked out of our home or not. My twin sister and I where not wanted and where told on a daily basis by our mother we where not wanted and the cause of all mom's problems. With Granny she loved us for who we where no matter if we made mistakes and we where not the cause of all her problems, nor was our mom the cause of all of Granny's problems. Granny and I spent lots of time together shopping, eating and just hanging out once I became an adult. I was with her when her third husband died I planned the funeral. I could not take care of Granny at the end because I was already taking care of mom and ill myself. So Granny moved up to Washington to be cared for by my older sister. At the end Granny had a shot illness and peaceful death. I am very glad of that. Granny will be missed but now she is with her husband, and her two brothers, and four sisters and her mom and dad once again, I am so glad of that. I do not know why she lived to be 90 but I am glad she did. Her body will cremated and flown down here to CA so she can be buried by her husband. I will be hosting a celebration of her life at my home. I know my older sister and her family will come I hope my twin sister can fly down also. I need my sisters around me so we can celebrate our time we had with Granny. I am hoping that our Cousin can fly in also. I am sure there are other friends and family member that will show up. I just wanted to let all of my friends know what happened in my life. And do not get me started on how mom acted when I told her. That is for another discussion. Thanks for listening.
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19 responses
• United States
15 Sep 08
Hi tea, so very sorry about your Granny. She sounds like a wonderful vibrant loving woman and will be missed. I hope your family can share in the celebration of her life and mourn her passing with you. She indeed had a long full life and I'm glad you got to spend some time with her not too long ago. Take care hon.
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• United States
16 Sep 08
We were blessed to have have her so long and for her to be lucid when we saw her last. I am so lucky to have gotten to know her as an adult. I am calling myself Granny when our Grandchild it born in February because of her. I will miss her, I am glad she is with the lord and her family that she missed so much. Thanks for your kind words.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
Hi , i want to know if it's the veterens memorial in westwood ( los angeles?) you seem like a wonderful person. i'm sorry that you and your mom don't get along. and that your mom is sick. i don't get along w' my mother either. even though i'm considered homeless i live in motels because i can't find a place. it's really really hard. i'm too educated and good for this baloney. and it's also very dangerous around here. sounds like your sister is greedy and cares only for herself, like my family members. sigh..... sandy
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• United States
21 Sep 08
The veterans memorial cemetery is in Santa Nella CA Which is in the hills towards Gillroy CA. It is an hour west from here. I will be going to her burial when the ashes get here.
• Singapore
16 Sep 08
Sorry for the loss, well from the time she was born till now. She had a good time during the first 90yrs, try remember the good times with her and not to remember what you had lost. Let this good memories be stayed in your mind with your granny, and be God be upon here and the angels be with her.
• United States
18 Sep 08
I have lost her but gained so much in what she has taught me. She has told me so much family history. I am so blessed to have had her in my life.
• United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 08
So sorry for the loss of your granny.I know the feelings coz not long ago i've loss mine too.Its a very painful experience for the whole family.Let us just pray for her soul and be in peace with her husband and our creator. CONDOLENCE..
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• United States
18 Sep 08
Thanks for your kind words and prayers.
16 Sep 08
Oh my friend,I'm sorry to hear that.I can feel you feeling.But don't so sad.I hope everything will be better.Tomorrow will be a new day!!!Come on
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• United States
18 Sep 08
Thank you. Today is yet another day. I am celebrating my 31 wedding anniversary.
@salonga (27986)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
My condolences! It's sad to lose a beloved one. But for your grandma to live till 90 is already a big blessing from God. Every person who lives beyond 60 years old should thank God for this grace. Come to think of it... 90 years on earth is still not that long. Given the chance and if still strong and healthy... I suppose many would still opt to live longer than 90.Indeed life is short, so we have to make the most of it. God knows what is best... when He calls us home... we have no choice but to go! Again my condolences to you and the rest of the family.
• United States
18 Sep 08
I am glad she will not have anymore pain. She is with her mother, father and her siblings she sure did miss them.
@zer0charly (5618)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
condolences from us.. people come and go.. and I believe that your grand ma will be with God now, and that she's happy to have you.. and her family..
• United States
18 Sep 08
Thanks for your kind words.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
16 Sep 08
Hi Tea, So sorry to hear about your lost but it sounds like she lived a full and happy life and had lots of family that loved her dearly and even though her body may be gone she will live on forever in your hearts just like my grandmother who passed away 10 years ago she is always with us
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• United States
18 Sep 08
She will always be in my heart. I am going to call myself Granny when our grand baby is born in February. It is because she was such a great role model I hope I can live up to her standards of a Granny.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
16 Sep 08
sounds like granny was a nice person she live to get 90 because god blessed her for caring for you and your sister remember this granny is gone home and she is not suffering any more in anything under the sun iam sorry you lost this love of your life we all have that debt to pay one day you have a blessed day.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
She was a wonderful person to me. I am glad she is not suffering anymore. Thanks for your kind words.
@illfavors (592)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Sorry for your loss. I recently lost my Granny too, and that's exactly what I called her too. I am sad that this happened, but that is they way life goes I guess. I hope that you can find comfort in your loss by the memories that are left behind with you. Those will always stay in your heart and memories never die.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
My Granny will always be with me. I am expecting my first grandchild this coming February. I want to be called Granny because of her. I hope I can live up to her standards. thank you for your kind words
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
15 Sep 08
I am so sorry to hear about your granny's passing, teapotmom. No matter a person's age, it's always very hard to deal with the loss of somebody so dear to us. It's wonderful that you have such great memories, of the way she cared for you when you were growing up. I do hope that all of your relatives will be able to fly in, for the memorial. Please take care of yourself, and you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
Thank you my friend. It is nice to know you care and that I have such great friends here. I have been thinking of a lot of the good times we had together. I should start writing all of them down.
@Hope32 (119)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Sorry for your lost!! I am very close to my grandma. Just celebrate her life and remeber the good times you had when she was alive.
• United States
18 Sep 08
I hope you have a lot of years left with your Grandma. thank you for your kind words
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I am sorry for your loss. I hope everything goes very smoothly for you.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
I hope it does also. Thank you for your kind words.
• United States
15 Sep 08
I'm deeply sorry your loss. I know how you feel and reading your article brings back memories of my grandma. I too lost mine when I had chicken pots. So I couldn't see her in the hospital and my mom told me the last time she got to see my grandma, she kept asking about me and wanted to see me bad. You seem to have a lot of great memories of your grandma. My prayers are with you and your family.
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 08
I am sorry to hear about your loss. From your writing it shows how much you love your granny and that is good. At least you do not have any regret now that she is no longer with all of you. Sometimes, we take people for granted until they are no longer around. I believe that your granny had a good life and now she is resting in peace. Take care and all the best in moving on with your life.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
Thank you for your kind words
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I'm very sorry for your pain right now. I know these last couple months how you've talked to lovingly of her. I do hope that your family will be all together to celebrate her life. That always brings out the happiness that you shared while she was alive.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Sep 08
It is sad to lose the elders ones of the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and yours during these trying days after her passing. It is always good to recall the great times we shared with them. Thanks for sharing a bit about your life with granny as well. God Bless you and your family. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
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• United States
18 Sep 08
Granny was a wonderful person. You where the one who I told the story of going to Vegas with her. We also went to Vegas one time with her husband and my husband. We stayed on the 17th floor of the hotel. It had a picture window looking out over the mountains. The whole wall was window. Now Granny was afraid of heights, so Granddad and I would stand at the window and he would pretend to push me out the window and call Granny to look at us. She would get so scared and let out a yelp. We would laugh and laugh. We traveled a few times with Granny and Granddad, her third hubby but I loved him like he was my real grandfather. We always had such great times.
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Hey tea, I'm so sorry to hear about your Granny. I know how much she meant to you. At least you have alot of really good memories to remember her with. I know you are sad, but like you said she is now with the people that she loved and missed and someday you will see her again too. But, for now you can just be happy that you had her for as long as you did and as you said celebrate her life. You still have all those wonderful photos to get together and put on that tree that you want to make and I'm sure she will be so proud of you for doing that. So just be strong and know that she loved you so much no matter what and always keep her in your heart. May God Bless you and your family, Opal
@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I'm sorry for your loss, I know it is painfull but you did have her for a good long time. Now, don't let some bitter, spiteful person ruin it for you.
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• United States
16 Sep 08
I will truly miss my Granny she was my rock and my most favorite person in the world. I am glad she is with her brothers and sisters. We are going to have a celebration of her life here but I do not have a date yet. Thanks for your kind words.
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