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My Grandma Passed Away – Goodbye to Pauline

My grandmother passed away after a pretty long struggle. She had a long life and is hopefully resting peacefully now. I took a week off but thought it would be nice to leave a little memorial post here for her.

Crystal and Grandparents
Goodbye, grandma. I already miss you.

My grandma, Pauline, was a strong woman who was probably frustrated as hell with her struggle at the end of her 86 years though she kept in pretty good spirits despite the uncomfortable oxygen mask and being bed-ridden.  She kept her wicked sense of humor until the very end and I appreciated having these last months with her.  She was a sister, a wife, a mother of eight children, and a grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren before she passed (my cousins have 2 more on the way, lol).  She was a college graduate who greatly respected education.

To me, she was simply Grandma.  I spent some early years of my life as her neighbor and being babysat by her while Mom started her career after college.  She treated me with cinnamon sugar graham crackers and milk.  I often gobbled up her canned mandarin oranges.  She half-heartedly fussed at me when I ate her more expensive raisin breads and bagels.  Yeah, food was our main way of bonding, lol.  In the end, she laughed at my stories and shared her own.

And at the very end, she wanted to make sure that my friends and I took time to dance.

I love you, grandma.  Goodbye.



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15 thoughts on “My Grandma Passed Away – Goodbye to Pauline

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Sending you love and support and keeping you in my thoughts. Take all the time you need. Family is so ever important.

  2. My condolences. Losing family is never easy. I’ve lost both parents. Focus on the important things now, yourself and your family. Everything else will still be there when you get back to it.

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother. Praying for peace and understanding during your time of sorrow.

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