Friday, May 7, 2010

She's gone

Late this evening.

September 14, 1917 -- May 6, 2010.

Nine years (to the day) after she buried her daughter. Six after she buried her husband.

Her name was Anna Sarah T______, but she hated her name and changed it to Ann Shirley as an adult. Yes, after Anne of Gr.een Gab.les (or so I understand, though, she didn't keep the e at the end).

She was a hell of a woman. She made a mean pot of chicken soup with matzo balls and "killer" rugelah, known internationally. The slippers she knitted are still keeping feet warm all over the country.

And she was my Grandma.

21 comments:

luna said...

oh sue, I'm so sorry.

when it rains it really effing pours.

thinking of you as you remember your mom and grandma. xo

Gwen said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I lost my grandma last May 1st, and I miss her dearly.

loribeth said...

I'm so sorry. Grandmas (& grandpas) are such special people. I still miss mine horribly. My maternal Grandpa's birthday was this week (he would have been 98) & Grandma's is next week (96). And this Sunday is not only that day we all dread, but marks 35 years since my other grandmother died.

I'll be thinking of you. (((hugs)))

N said...

I'm so sorry. I had a great relationship with my grandmother who passed away in 2006. We just attended my DH grandmothers funeral 2 weeks ago. Wishing you peace.

Busted said...

I'm so sorry. She sounds like she was a pretty awesome lady. I'm sorry she's gone. Thinking of you and reading daily even if I don't comment as often as I'd like.

MK said...

I'm so sorry. She's sounds awesome and you are lucky to have know her for so long.

Rachel said...

I am so sorry.

Reba said...

i'm so sorry about your grandma.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Sorry for your loss, take care.

-Martin

Bonny said...

Although words are little condolence right now, I'm so sorry for your loss.

erica said...

Beautiful tribute, Sue. Thinking of you and your family and sending love.

Lea said...

Lovely words, Sue. Thinking of you

Bea Sempere said...

I just came upon this blog, and felt compelled to leave a few words.

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. May she rest in peace and be remembered with every spoonful of chicken soup, bite of rugelah and warmth against chill.

Take care.

k@lakly said...

So sorry Sue. I loved and adored my Grandma and was just devestated when she passed. I can imagine your loss and hope that her memories will bring you some measure of comfort in the days to come.
xxoo

Ya Chun said...

I am sorry Sue.

Take care of yourself

CLC said...

I am so sorry Sue. Thinking of you and your family.

Milva said...

Ihave read your whole blog and among tearswant to say that I am with you. All my prayers are with you Sue. (I am TTC for so long after 1 Ms at 7 weeks..).

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Betty M said...

I am so sorry to see this news. Thinking of you.

m said...

Sue, so, so sorry. Sending you sympathy and condolences. Wishing you strength.

It is what it is said...

I meant to post when I read this but got interrupted, for a long time.

I hope the spirit of your grandma and all the memories built and stored over a life time, bring you comfort as you continue on your journey.

There is nothing like the love and adult relationship with a grandma.