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  posted on 5/20/2007 at 10:41 AM
Well folks it's been a week since Mothers Day and I hope everyone here didn't miss the point of the day. Last Sunday morning I sent a PM to sister Linnie thanking her for her post on the GB regarding Mothers Day. Little did I know how important last Sunday would become. At about 10:30 am last Sunday my dear sweet Grandmother passed away at the age of 84.

My Grandmother raised me and instilled some great values along the way that I'll forever be grateful. There never has been anyone that shared so much love and sweetness to everyone she encountered. It's only been a week but the damn pain is still here.

So folks please never pass on picking up the phone or paying a visit to see someone that's special to you.

 

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  posted on 5/20/2007 at 10:53 AM
I agree. Every single day. No one is promised tomorrow.

 

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  posted on 5/20/2007 at 11:12 AM
Good advice, Dan.

Sorry for your loss.

 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 06:37 AM
Thanks Jumbo and Terri.

 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 06:57 AM
DanB, I too lost my grandmother in March of this year. She helped raise me after my parents were divorced. Thankfully, she had been living with my mom and stepdad for the last few years, and I was able to spend alot of time with her. Still its hard to walk in their house, and not see her sitting in her chair. Love em while ya got em, and never be afraid to tell someone that you care about em!!!!

 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 07:09 AM
Dan sorry for your loss. My wife lost her grandmother third week in April this year.

 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 08:21 AM
sorry for your loss man..

 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 08:58 AM
Reading Dan's post literally moved me to tears. Dan, I know it's hard to lose some like your grandma.

I have to tell you all a story about my grandma. Between the ages of five and ten, my mother was married to her second husband. He started out as prince charming, but did a Jekyl and Hyde after they got married. It was five years of hell for me, my sister and mom. Weekend visits to my grandmother was like going on vacation. Grandma's home was my refuge, my safe haven. She loved me like no other ever did. Grandma always had something special for me in the cookie jar when we'd visit. I'd give her a big hug as we'd come in the house, and then I'd go straight to the cookie jar. It was usually full of choclate chip or date pinwheel cookies. Grandma was a hell of a cook. I survived the abuse and mom finally divorced the SOB.

Fast forward to 1998. Grandma was diagnosed with lymphoma. She had had colon cancer eight years earlier and survived it, but the diagnosis on the lymphoma wasn't as good. The doctors said the treatment would kill her before the disease would, so she decided to let it run it's course. I had been living in GA for many years by then, so I made the trip to IN to see Grandma while she was still in good shape. I arrived on February 5th, and, to my surprise, Grandma had baked a pie in anticipation of my arrival. Even though she was not long for the world, she was strong enough to think of me that way. I stayed for five days, and could see her condition deteriorate day by day. I had to leave to go back to work, and to say the least, it was difficult leaving. Ten days later, Grandma passed. She was 92 and lived a good, LONG Life.

Today, on top of my china cabinet sits my most prized possession....Grandma's cookie jar. It will forever be a symbol of love for me.

[Edited on 5/21/2007 by BigDaveOnBass]

 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 09:15 AM
Dan, i'm so sorry.

My grandmother, god rest her soul, was the best female role model i've ever had. she raised me until i was five, and took me back in at 16. I watched her fight a battle against the padgetts form of breast cancer for two years...and she died with honor. She has never left me......and i remember that i did have a chance to thank her. I honor her everyday in my own special way, and the day she died, i knew before anyone else did simply because i *felt* her.

Just a few weeks ago, my dear uncle gave me grandmothers engagement ring. i'm almost scared to wear it because it is so special to me, but when i do, i know she is with me, still.

Dan, be well........all we have is the present and it is a gift, we might as well take the time to let them all know we love them......

so,

I LOVE YOU GUYS.

dan, again, many condolences.


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oday, on top of my china cabinet sits my most prized possession....Grandma's cookie jar. It will forever be a symbol of love for me.




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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 12:12 PM
Sorry for your loss. I havn't had a grandma in quite a while, but I remember just how special they are. Hang in there.

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 12:24 PM
Sorry for your loss Dan.

 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 12:30 PM
So sorry for the loss of your beloved Grandmother, Dan. You are so right - it is such a simple thing but oh, so important - let people know you love them every chance you get.

 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 01:09 PM
...so sorry for you & your family...

 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 01:16 PM
Sorry for your loss, Dan.

My Dad was in the Navy, and we traveled, and believe it or not, I never really knew any of my grandparents. Only one short summer I spent with my one Grandfather in the 8th grade, and he died a week after I left. The others had died while we were in overseas, and I never knew them.

Thanks for your post. We all need to be reminded to live each day like it might be our last.

 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 01:32 PM
I too lost my wonderful grandmother 2 weeks ago...she was 96 years old and perhaps the most decent woman i have ever known.....I know exactly how you feel ....no matter how long a person lives it is always a shock when they are gone....so true,there are no guarentees in life so be good to those you care about
 

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  posted on 5/21/2007 at 08:56 PM
Thanks ya'll sure are a great bunch.

 

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