Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Grandma P.

Lately I keep seeing all these old women that look so much like my Grandma P. I seriously have to do a double take everytime I see one of them. Today it was on the way back from taking Jessica to school. There she was, right behind me in her old lady car.

Grandma P. wasn't a lovey dovey grandma.

When I was 16 my Grandma and Grandpa invited me to go with them on a trip to Washington and Oregon to visit their siblings. I of course, jumped at the chance because I was working at a temp job that I hated. Plus I didn't really "know" my Grandparents very well. They are my Dad's parents and I didn't spend a lot of time with them. I figured it was a great opportunity to get to know them better. Not to mention the chance to do some traveling.

I just remember being so glad when we got home lol. Although I did log a lot of hours driving. I think maybe that's why they took me with them lol.

As I got older I would occassionally go by and see her. She'd be all, "So are you lost?" when I would drive up. Nice seeing you too Grandma!!

Grandma was a product of the depression era and anyone that made it through that era is a horder. Seriously, I don't know anyone that isn't! When she died she had drawers FULL of little hotel soaps, shower caps, band aids, etc.

Oh and magazines and books. In her later years she had PILES of magazines UNDER her coffee table. It was really like an addiction I think. There is no way she read them all.

The fun thing about Grandma is that I look like her. It's neat to be able to see such a strong resemblance with someone. She must have really strong genes because Jessica looks like me so they are still being passed down.

This is the last picture I have of her.

It was taken on Christmas Eve and she died January 6th. She knew she was sick I think. But she still did Christmas Eve at her house like she did every year. Ham, Baked Beans, Rolls and everyone bring something to share.

My Dad, Aunt and Uncle sold her house after she died. It's weird driving by now and the new people have messed it all up. I usually just don't go down that street. It's too hard to drive by and see.

Even though she was mean at times I still miss her.Pin It


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Family is family.

That is one strong family resemblance!

sj said...

you *do* look like her!

i'm going through a rather rough patch right now with my gramma (who is getting weaker and more feable by the minute). i was always close to her, since she lived with us growing up, but there's just something about grammas that mean comfort and family.

thank you for sharing!

Katrina :) said...

those pictures are awesome and it is soooo good that you have them. cherish them. :0)you guys do all look alike too.

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