our grammy

   Posted by: liz   in family

their love was what novels are written about, turned into movies that open in the summer and make all who watch it wish they had a fairytale beginning, middle, and ending in their own relationships.
it was high school, there was a chance meeting at a water fountain and the rest is history. it was war time, so the boy had to go fight. he returned home early to marry his girl (in a whirlwind weekend winter wedding where two other war brides were married, all borrowing the same bridesmaids dresses) and then finished his job at war, praying he would make it home to begin his family and build the rest of their lives together.

and he did, and so they had the perfect family (one boy, one girl) and raised them in the 50s and 60s in smalltown america. those kids married and had kids of their own and “grammy and grampy” were born.

grammy passed away on sunday, after a few difficult years in a nursing home after she had suffered a few strokes. we all miss the grammy that she was to us grandkids, and the mom that she was to my mom and uncle, but i’m sure he misses his bride even moreso. 67 years of marriage.


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7 comments so far


I’m sorry for your loss! I imagine your Grammy was a wonderful woman!

June 26th, 2012 at 8:08 am

praying for you
as you grieve the loss
of such a special woman

67 years of marriage
is an incredible achievement!


June 26th, 2012 at 8:17 am

Thanks Liz! I didn’t think I’d heard the bridesmaids dresses story before. Also– matching yellow sweaters ftw!

June 26th, 2012 at 8:44 am

Liz, sorry about your loss. Will be praying for you and your family!

June 26th, 2012 at 10:24 am

i love hearing their wartime/early marriage stories. once she got telling stories, she had a lot to tell! :) loved gleaning “life in the 40s” from her stories…

June 26th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Blessings over your whole family! LOVE that first pic! What a couple!!!

June 26th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I also loved the bridesmaid dress story — how about the number of buttons on her wedding nightgown. She always told that one with a twinkle and a laugh.

June 27th, 2012 at 10:04 am

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