||[Sep. 3rd, 2009|10:29 pm]
It's been a very long time since I've read or posted anything here, but I didn't want today to pass without comment.
This morning, George's Grandma passed away. Harriet was 93 and will be greatly missed. We just spent a week at the beach with her and the rest of George's family - I still can't believe she's gone; we had made the kind of little plans for the future that people do ("I'll mail you the pictures," "We'll visit next month") and now those little things just won't happen. At least she got to spend her last week with her family in a place she loved. She got to see all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, eat her favorite foods, and visit her brother.
She lived in Atlanta, and back when I lived there I really enjoyed visiting with her. She was so interesting to talk to - not only did she have interesting ideas and opinions about current events, but she knew all the really good family stories back generations. When George's sister was living with her, sometimes the three of us would stay up late just talking.
I'm glad that D-Mac and Ducky got to know her, and she them. They called her "GG" for Great Grandma. I'm glad that I got to spend one last week with her, and I'm relieved to hear that she went quickly and didn't linger. And I am very sad that she is gone.