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Good Bye, Grandma Dutchy

I got the call this morning. My grandmother, who turned 90 this last summer, has died.

It was expected - she was diabetic, had osteoporesis, was a bit negligent on blood sugar management (mostly because she didn't want to be obsessive about it), and had taken a fall a while back and broken her hip. She had started to have internal stomach/GI issues, too. During the last month or so she went from mostly compos mentis to composT mentis. It was swift, once it really started to happen.

I got to see her last summer, while she was still mostly here, and I knew it would be the last time, even as I hoped I was mistaken. She is the family member I most take after, she and my late grandfather (her husband.)

So I hoist a virtual glass in commemoration of my grandmother, and the long, full life she led. She was stubborn, proud, a Silver Haired legislater, a Lion (Lyon?) and a rabble-rousing organiser. She took crap from nobody. My kind of gal, and I'm proud to have her as one of my ancestors.

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law_witch
Dec. 6th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
What a lovely tribute to her strength.

Hugs, my thoughts are with you.
germankitty
Dec. 6th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
My sympathies. *hugs*
weofodthignen
Dec. 6th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hail Grandma Dutchy! And my condolences to you and yours.

M
ladyqkat
Dec. 6th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
Condolences.

I wasn't logged in when I sent the last one, so just delete it.
redsonja
Dec. 7th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
Hugs to you, and honor to your Dis.
ertla
Dec. 7th, 2005 01:18 am (UTC)
Honour to her memory, and comfort and condolences to you.
goodnightxandgo
Dec. 7th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
*Hugs* she sounded like a great Woman.
heethen_crone
Dec. 7th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
Hail to Grandma Dutchy! She sounds like an awesome lady. condolences to you and your family on your loss.
treecat
Dec. 7th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
Congratulations for having such a great Grandmother to know, love, and take after, and sympathies for the loss.
furzecat
Dec. 7th, 2005 10:19 am (UTC)
Hail Grandma Dutchy!

My sympathies to you and yours.
wulfmann
Dec. 8th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
Hail, Grandma Dutchy!

*hugs*
jemyl
Dec. 11th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
That is a lovely commentary on your grandma's life. She had a wonderful funeral where she was honored by her friends, neighbors, fellow Lions, family and the fire department. I will be sending you some "stuff" from her funeral, including a picture if I can get the right drivers (again) to get the pic out of my elcheapo camera. I will also send you the music that was played. It was christian because she was christian. In fact, to her dieing day as long as she could, she prayed for you, that you would be happy and for all of our family that we would always remember to love one another nomatter how our lifestyles or beliefs clashed.
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