Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Today we say our final good byes to her at her funeral. Meme has suffered with Alzheimer's for almost half my life. I know she is much better off now and so happy to be back with my Granddad again.
They are the reason I'm "un-American" and don't eat watermelon! I'll never forget playing in the kiddy pool behind their house and eating watermelon one summer when I was a girl. Needless to say I got extremely sick on the melon and have NEVER wanted a bite since.
Meme is the reason I have grey hair and don't really mind, except when my husband makes a big deal about it and points them out! She was completely grey in her twenties; I've had some grey since I was 15.
I can't think about fruit roll ups or Pringles without thinking of Meme. The pantry right behind them was always stocked up with treats for my brother and me. They could cook a great roast and we always had lots of Mac and Cheese at their house.
My first paying job was driving a tractor, raking hay behind their house. I'll never forget that day either.
So many memories and emotions this week as we say good bye, till we meet again.