Saturday, March 06, 2010

Family treasure

My Great, Great Aunt Grace passed away today. On March 31 she would have been 106.

Aunt Grace, my Grandma Dixie's aunt and my mom's great aunt, moved into the nursing home shortly after her 104th birthday and before that was living independently. It has been really hard for me to think of her in the nursing home these past couple of years because I have always known her as a really vibrant woman. The last time I saw her there I left in tears.

Aunt Grace has amazed us all. For at least the first 103 years of her life she kept up with her interests including her love for baseball. As a child, she was my babysitter. I would often opt to go spend an evening with her instead of going to a basketball game with my parents and would treasure time with her, eating popcorn, listening to the game on the radio and waiting for her cuckoo clock to sound.

You can definitely say that Aunt Grace lived a very full life but even still she will certainly be missed. She was a family treasure.


Sandi said...

I am sorry for your loss, Amy -- she sounds like a wonderful woman!

Thank you for the birthday card!

Nichole said...

I'm sorry, Amy. She does sound just lovely!

Rach said...

:( She's in a better place (and not in a nursing home) now.

prettykitty03 said...

I'm so sorry, Amy. Lots of prayers and hugs to you and your family.

Adoption Momma said...

I'm sorry to hear this Amy. I'm offering you virtual hugs since words can only do so much.

J. P. Morrison said...

We're sorry to hear about your loss. What a remarkable life to have 105 years on the earth.

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