[Homestead] Spring tasks and taking time to "smell the roses"
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Mon Apr 13 00:02:44 EDT 2009
Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I definitely had favorites. I
think that is okay since there will always be one person we identify
I love peonies, too. I forgot to list that among my flowers, but I do
have a white one. I have it in honor of my birthmother, who also liked
them. My advice Lisa is to treat yourself in her honor. Go out and by
a bunch of peonies and line a walkway with them. Think of her as you
walk by and smell them.
Lisa Kae Van Meter Perry wrote:
> My last grandparent, my favorite Grandma (though you aren't supposed to have
> favorites), passed at 4:30 pm. She was a hairdresser for 45 years. She
> suffered from Alzheimers for over three years and had recently declined. She
> would have been 91 next month. Tonight was bittersweet.
> She moved to a nursing home in 2006 when her house was sold (she beat the
> national nursing home averages by one year!)and her possessions were
> divided. It had seemed like she had passed at times though she was still
> living. I wear some of her costume jewelery occasionally and today, Easter
> Sunday, we put her vintage spring-themed tablecloth on the table a few hours
> before she passed and I reminded my family that it was Grandma's tablecloth
> and to be careful to not spill anything on it. Frankly, it's been weird
> using some of your Grandma's belongings when she's still around. A good
> weird, but weird nevertheless. Now a trip to IN is in order later this week.
> Back to the subject matter. For me personally, if I can't have flowers in my
> life, well, it might not be worth living. It's a strong statement but it's
> how I feel.
> My Grandma loved peonies, but I'll order what is in season for her wake &
> funeral. Maybe I can bring a bouquet of hyacinths--ours still look good.
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