Monday, November 9, 2009

Goodbye Granny

I got word this morning that my grandmother died last night. I can't really say I know how old she her late 80's early 90's maybe???? Like a lot of old people she spent the last couple of years of her life in assisted care/nursing homes.

Our family is not a large one and most of us that are left were not able or patient enough to care for my mentally and physically ailing grandmother. My father did his best to care for her in his home for awhile. Although my dad is very spry he is getting on up in age also. Dad caring for my grandmother was almost like the blind leading the blind.

This past Summer when we went home I didn't even visit my grandmother. I mentally debated on it a good bit before I made the decision to not see her. Daddy said she didn't even know who he was anymore and that she was prone to mean and vulgar behavior.

The last time I saw my grandmother she thought I was her niece. The time before that Toby and I had went to get her to have Thanksgiving dinner with us. She had no idea who we even were. She ate her meal in polite conversation asking every so often who we were and what our names were.

I can only hope that one of my family members has the balls to euthanize me before I get to the point my grandmother was before her death....

Here is pic of my grandmother and Summer together a couple of years ago:

Rest in Peace Granny.


  1. Awwww, I remember when you posted that or a similar picture some time ago. Granny was beautiful! I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Sometimes the blessing is the passing. I have a good friend whose father is in the later stages Alzheimer's, and he has dealt with it by making images several times a week. You might want to take a look:

  3. Sorry for your loss. No matter that she didn't know you. Remember her in better times......

  4. I just found your blog - so I am new here. But I wanted to give you a heartfelt sorry for your loss.

    It is hard -especially with Alzheimers.

    I hope you and you family are doing well.