Thursday, April 12, 2007

Not much is heard about grandmothers-in-law, but I was blessed with an amazing one. Steve's grandmother would have been 103 in June. She left us yesterday morning.

She was a very bright lady (a Smithie), who knew and spoke her mind. I hope I can be half as spunky as she when I (hopefully!) reach her age. When she could no longer drive, she just took taxis to Legal Sea Foods, not to be denied her favorite lunch. A voracious reader, she also loved the ocean and Cohasset. I didn't know her when she was young, but I know she loved her family, and I can see her influence in Steve and in our boys. I am grateful for the influence she has had on me.

I am very sad she has left us, but happy for her that she is now with her husband again. I will see and feel her spirit when I watch the ocean with her grandson.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My mom was a Smithie, so I know very well the sort of spunk you're referring to.

Jen said...

103! What a long and wonderful life she must have had. The spectrum of things she must have experienced. I hear through your post what a wonderful woman she was, and the legacy she's leaving behind in you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Are you a Smithie, too? We'd like to add you to the Association of Smith Alum Blogs. ( Please let us know if we can!