Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Grandma Freeman

Bidding adieu to my Grandma Freeman this weekend.  She was a very lovely lady.  She taught me much:

  • How to iron and then to sew (the first must be done 'just so' in order for the latter to be done well).
  • A 'tummy button' is a much more lady-like body part than a belly button.
  • One must always watch soap operas when home sick from school.
  • Cigarettes are good (I know I know, but they are! Disclaimer: no, I am not a smoker).
  • How to make jam (and of course, blackberry was the best).
  • Children are the ultimate gift (she had 7, although sometimes I got the impression she loved her Grandchildren even more).
  • Sometimes what's for dinner, is wonder bread with butter and a hamburger patty with pepper, and that's ok.
  • Ladybugs are good luck.
  • Painted nails are lovely.
  • Christmas time is magic.
I will miss talking with her, learning from her and feeling the way I did when she was near.  Special.  She was special too.


Heidi Bruch said...

Oh, Lou. I loved her, too. So many memories of her in the short time I've known her. Praying for your family. Xoxoxo

Lisa Foster said...

So sorry to hear that Liz. She sounded like a fantastic lady and a lot like you. :)