Goodbye Grandma

27 Jul

My grandmother passed away a few days ago.  She was 99 years and 8 months old.  She lived almost a century,….incredible.   I knew she had lived through a lot, but yesterday it really struck me just how many things she has seen in this world.

  • Henry Ford produced first model T in 1908
  • Two World Wars and many other wars
  • Women earned the right to vote
  • The Titanic sank
  • Discovery of Penicillin
  • The Great Depression
  • Commercial aircrafts
  • The Berlin Wall went up and down
  • Landing on the moon
  • JFK Assassination
  • Invention of the computer, microwave, television, cds and movies

And this is just a few.  Amazing.

My grandma was an amazing woman, full of love, spunk, and faith.  I loved her very much and she was an inspiration to our whole family.  She lived in her own home until she was 97 and was active in her community and church up until then as well. When she was in her 80s she traveled to Jerusalem to walk where Jesus walked.

I will always remember her big laugh and smile, her wonderful cooking (especially apple pie, donuts, and scalloped potatoes!), and her love for God and her family.  I will miss her very much.

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2 Responses to “Goodbye Grandma”

  1. w July 28, 2008 at 6:31 pm #

    Well said, Anna. I can’t even imagine living that long. She was a great role model!

  2. JoAnne August 6, 2008 at 11:59 am #

    Anna, I am so sorry for your loss. I love the list you compiled…she certainly did see a lot. How wonderful that you knew her and loved her so much. A part of her lives on in you and Lydia.

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