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Grandma Gloria

Posted on August 4th, 2009 in family, Life in general, Random thoughts by g-man || 10 Comments

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December 20, 1826 – August 2, 2009

Greetings from Ohio. We came Sunday to say goodbye to Heather’s grandmother who died on Sunday morning surrounded by her family. H flew up Thursday after Gloria had been moved to the ICU after being diagnosed with a large metastasized tumor in her colon and liver. She went back home so she could die in her own house which was filled with her children and grandchildren. Needless to say it has been a whirlwind weekend. Monday was the viewing, and today was the funeral. We will go home Thursday or Friday.

Gloria was a nice lady who was filled with piss and vinegar, told it like it is, and would give you the shirt off her back. I will miss her.

10 responses to “Grandma Gloria”

  1. Janet says:

    ahaahaha she reminds me of my mother :-)

  2. Janet says:

    oh man…please delete the laughing part! I didn’t realize she’d passed…I just thought it was a photo :-( I’m so sorry to read this…big hugs, to you and yours.

  3. Gramps says:

    She looked like a hell of a lot of fun! God speed Granny.

  4. m@ckey says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. She looks like one heck of a great woman.

  5. Lynda says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss.

  6. Lynn says:

    The world needs more women like that! She looks like a real spitfire and I know your family’s going to miss her. My heart goes out to you all.

  7. Builder Mama says:

    Ah, the few stories I heard about her from H pretty much paint the same picture, right down to where she was complaining in the hospital that the tea tasted like “hot shit”. My condolences to you and H – Gram was really a great lady!

  8. Dana says:

    I hope to be just like her some day!

  9. kcinnova says:

    I’m glad your wife could be there with her before she passed. May you all have fond memories to smile over.

  10. JennyMac says:

    Sorry for your loss. But love that you described her as full of piss and vinegar. If thats true, she would be chuckling about this post.