I have so many good things that I can say about my Grandmother. So many good memories! We were fortunate enough to have her in our lives until now. She got to enjoy her 6 great-grandchildren. What a rare opportunity, and how lucky are our kids to have had a Great Grandmother that played with them and spent lots of quality time with them. Always smiling, and offering a kind word. Her contagious laugh, cheating at games because she liked to "win"...and we let her, because she played with us. She taught us to play golf in the backyard when we were kids. She spoiled us...but not rotten. She fed us candy behind our parents back...oh lets get real...she fed us candy right in front of their faces! But she fed us well. Best Italian cook there was. There was love in the food. Sat in the sand and played with the grandkids at the beach every year. She loved the beach. Loved her family, and we knew it. All of us. We knew it. What an impression she has left on me.
We lost her on Sunday. She went peacefully and comfortably.
The world was a better place with her in it. But I know she has now been reunited with my grandfather after he waited 22 years for her, and perhaps they are playing a round of golf together. I can only hope! It's a nice thought though.
Love you Gram. It's been a "Nice Party". Miss you so much.