Wednesday, April 1, 2009

IN MEMORY OF MY GRANNY

My grandmother, my best friend and one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known died fourteen years ago today. Granny was a joker so going on April's Fool Day was just like her. She had been ready for years. When she was still in her 90's, she asked me why the Lord was keeping her here so long. I told her she had to touch someones life or someone had to touch her life before the Lord would be ready for her. She said, "I wish we could hurry it up, I'm tired and would like to go home". That was my Granny. At her funeral the pastor said Granny was the only person he knew that had never said a bad word against another person. She was special!

This is a picture of her and her boyfriend, they are the couple on the right. The girl on the left I think is her sister. This was taken when she was sixteen, torn in half and taped with old black tape. I treasure this picture. She looked to pretty.





This next picture is of her on her 100th birthday. She only had three of her children left, but nearly all of the grand children were there. She had so many friends. And she was the oldest member of her little church. She live by herself until she was a little over 100 and fell and went to the nursing home, after therpy she came home again for a while. She really loved her little home. She was still making quilts in her 80's and had a little garden. "I came from good stock". Her name was Nancy Ann Mary Magdelene Riddlespurger Close. And every one called her Annie, Granny, or Granny Annie. Even at 100 she was still a beautiful lady!





My day has been spent doing things around the house and thinking of this wonderful lady. I guess if I said I had a hero it was granny, my mom and dad. Now they are all together again waiting for the rest of us.

Hope you have a wonderful blessed day.
Smiles,
Pat

8 comments:

marty39 said...

Pat, such a sweet and loving memory of your granny. It is wonderful to have such precious memories of our loved ones. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Shari said...

I really love this post, Pat. What an incredible lady your Granny Annie must have been. She must have had a wonderful attitude and that probably had a lot to do with her long life. Not speaking against others - you know, I think that is one of the highest compliments a person can give. Negative words do so much harm in this world.

Amazing that she was still living on her own at 100! What an incredible life - can you imagine the changes she saw in this old world! You come from study, pioneer stock, Pat!

sepiadreams said...

Touching and loving story. My Grandmother would have been 104 yesterday. She passed away 2 years ago.....Miss her and love her...Love Tiina....

QuirkyJen said...

What a wonderful, beautiful grandmother. I love the picture-and your tribute to her! It is wonderful to see her goodness lives on in you. Thanks for sharing that with us.

Do you know what happened to the boyfriend in the picture?

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

A sweet post Pat. I hope you're enjoying the Spring season!

Blessings,
Brook

Kathy said...

Pat, a lovely tribute of your grandmother. The Lord certainly had plans for her. She must have been a very special person.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and especially for the prayers.

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

THE WAY YOU DESCRIBE YOUR GRANNY SAYS HOW PRECIOUS SHE WAS AND I BET SHE TOUCHED MANY LIVES BEFORE SHE DIED.

Berlin Deluxxe said...

What a heartfelt post :)
I discovered your blog today and have really enjoyed it all.