Thursday, January 7, 2010

Dec 8, 1931 - January 6, 2010

My Dad's mom, "Grandmom", passed away yesterday. She's been sick for a bit, but it's still always a shock and sad. My parents were able to be down there and with her, which I know they are thankful for. I have so many great memories of my Grandmom and loved her so much.

*Thanksgivings were always spent with Grandmom and Grandpop growing up. I LOVED all of her food, but her fruit salad was my absolute favorite, with her dressing as a close second. I remember back from at least the last 20 years, cutting up fruit and us stealing tastes together.

*She had great perfume. If you know me, I am not a perfume person, but I always thought hers smelled so good!!

*Her love for her most current hometown - Wewahitchka. We always joked about how there is NOTHING to do in Wewa, but I think that made for the best memories. When we weren't at the stock car races, Dixie Dandy or fishing, we were in that little house playing cards, looking at pictures, EATING, or laughing at Grandpop and his jokes. But she also loved it down there - her small Catholic church, the Dixie Dandy, fishing and bowling, and her neighbors and friends.

*Her high squeal. There is nothing like it! So fun, so Grandmom.

Panama City, 2002:

Our wedding, some of the McIver extended family:

Grandmothers when I found my wedding dress:

Thanksgiving 2007, Bella was 6 weeks old:

I'm also glad Bella was able to meet Grandmom a few times. I don't know that she'll remember much of her when she grows up, but it was sweet as I was going through pictures and she pointed to Grandmom and said "Grandmommy." Grandmom would love that.

I will miss Grandmom and the thanksgiving traditions and memories. But I am thankful she is now at peace.


Anisa said...

So sorry for your loss! Very tough to lose a grandparent. I only have 1 left.


"GG" said...

Oh Katie and family...I am so sorry for your loss! She was a very kind lady and we know you will all miss her! So glad for all the warm and loving memories! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!!!
Love ya!

Melissa Gouge said...

such sweet pictures. she was beautiful. I am so glad I was able to meet her before our trip to Cape San Blas. I love hearing all of your sweet memories with her too..grandparents are so special!

Nana said...

Your Grandmom would have loved this as much as she loved you! Thank you for reminding me of the memories.

The Riley Family said...

We are very sorry to hear about Grandmom. The pictures you posted of her will always be special and wonderful memories. Love you.