Monday, May 21, 2012

One more sad post and then I'm done. Probably.

My grandma passed away early Saturday morning.  I got the phone call at 2am and we weren't really expecting it so fast.  We are in the process of setting arrangements and collecting her things which has been horrible.  She has a boyfriend she was living with and paying $600 a month to him for rent and now he is stealing her jewelry and any valuables she had.  Yesterday his daughter in law had enough in her to stand right in front of me wearing my grandma's necklace that she wore everyday of my life.  I am just so upset about it.  The happier side is that I was able to go through my parents pictures and found some really neat ones.

My grandma and my {real/biological} grandpa {passed away before I was born} on their wedding day

Grandma and Grandpa

Grandma and her son (my dad) before I was born/when I was very young
My mom back in the day at the Natural Resource Conservation Service as a waterways engineer {This is my absolute favorite photo of her and I'm planning on stealing it shortly to hang in my house}
My dad in his tackle shop he used to have

My mom feeding their racing pigeons way back when

I never got to meet my dad's dad and was pretty excited to see those photos.  It brought back some good memories for my dad that he talked about with me and I was happy that it brought a little light to the situation.  I attempted to bring out my sewing yesterday morning (since it lives with me in my car right now) but I was foiled in my attempts by ever present tasks to do!  I get to go home tonight to my DH and can hardly wait!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!


  1. So sorry about your Grandma...hope the happy memories carry you through the sad times. Great pictures :-)

  2. Oh Stacey, I am so sorry for your loss! Your grandma loved you very much. What wonderful photos you found and great memories. Just remember a few things, what goes around comes around and it doesn't matter what "stuff" someone takes, you will always have your grandma in your heart and no one can take that from you! (and you can always take that jerk to court to get her things since they weren't married) My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  3. i grieve with you - i miss my grandma, too ... death and divorce always bring out the best or worst in people (one or the other) - there is Something that you will always have that not-her-DIL never had (and now never will) and that Something is your grandmother's love (but i know you want her necklace, too - and i hope that it becomes yours without any more grief)...


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