Yesterday Gaige and Zack were both here for dinner ~ I promised them popsicles if they ate all of their dinner ~ then when they went home I sent them home with popsicles. It made me think of my Grandma...she always had popsicles. Another thing she always has was nehi grape soda! ummm..I think Hires root beer was another one. And white house ice cream~ I think thats the vanilla kind with marashino cherries through it.
She used to fix us grilled cheese sandwiches and the cheese just oooozed out of them. She was such a great cook. She would make sourkraut with pork and cook dumplings in it....I try to make it but mine isnt as good as hers was.
My Grandfather was an alcoholic. He had severe athritis...he was in a bed in the livingroom much of the time. He was not always the most pleasant person. Especially to my Grandmother. She was such a kind loving person. Now that I am older and I think back on it I realize she had a pretty rough time with him. I dont know how she did it and kept her spirits up. But she was always in a good mood....I dont ever remember any pity parties from her. I would say the joy in her life was her Grandchildren. She only had us 3 as my Dad was an only child. She was in some groups with her Church and she would go to those meetings and such but usually she was home taking care of Grandpap.
At Christmas time she bought a little gift for all the kids in her neighborhood. She was a great Grandma ! I spent a lot of time there ~ I have so many good memories of being there. She died when I was 21. i remember a time when I didnt think I would ever be able to live without my Grandma. I hope Gaige and Zack and Pacey will have good memories of me...maybe they will say "when no one else would give us coca cola Grammie did!" And I hope they will realize how much I love them ~ because I know how much my Grandma loved me.