Saturday, March 17, 2012

Remembering Grandma

Today is my grandma's birthday.  Her name was Dessie and she died in 2010.  I really miss her.  She was a classic grandma:  kind, funny, quiet, cute, loving and modest. 

Dessie May
As we both got older, I noticed her transitioning into a more assertive woman.  She was born in 1926, never learned to drive and did not work.  It was her duty to care for her family and she did it with love.  The first time I noticed her becoming more independent (or just tired of caring for others) was at my mom's house.  After dinner, my grandpa mentioned that he'd like a piece of pie.  Grandma's response, "Well get up and get it yourself".  We all laughed so hard, I almost peed my pants.  Even my grandpa thought it was funny. 

She could bake anything and she was really good at it.  At church events, everyone always gravitated toward her pies, cakes and cookies.  My favorite were her chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.  Why didn't I ask her for the recipe before she died?  That's one of the things I hate about death:  if you don't find out everything you want, you're going to lose out.  There are a lot of things I wish I would have asked her; however, I didn't.  So, I just need to wait until I see her again.  I know that she is in Heaven.  I know that she is with my dad.  I can't wait to see them both.  Happy Birthday, grandma.  I love you so much.


  1. Jaime, What a lovely tribute to yur grandma. My grandmother was very special to me as well and I remember her so fondly most days, although she has been dead since 1986-I still miss her!
    Keep up the writing...

  2. How sweet :)
    Your grandmother is gorgeous

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. The baby in the photo is actually my dad:)

  4. You're going to make me cry again from missing my own, and I just stopped. From time to time, I missed them terribly.

    I keep a photo of each on my grandmothers on my refrigerator.

    Great write up about your beautiful grandmother.