Grandma and I were recently (kind of like) roommates for a few years. She lived in the 1-bedroom (Mother-In-Law) apartment, over the garage. Her family lived in the main house, attached to the garage.
I have been friends with grandma & her family for 30+ years. “I am the ‘adopted child’ of the family. ”
There was always a warm and friendly ‘open-door policy’ in their home. Over the years, many “others” have stayed in the main house, when refuge from life was needed. The family would make room for you. Sometimes that meant you camped out on the floor. Was better than a Michigan winter outdoor.
Little did I know, I would become one of the ‘others’, in need of a home.
I moved into the main house in late 2012. Grandma and I spent a lot of time together, redeveloping our relationship from what it was in the 1980’s, before she was a grandma.
Then the time came!
I was wanting/needing to move. Was an internal drive.
Grandma was saddened. She did NOT want me to move! And yet, Grandma knew I had to follow my heart.
Our last year together was spent by going to many different places. That was Grandma’s parting gift to me…. filling me with wonderful memories. Was the best gift of my life!
My Giant Pumpkin Memory
grandma introduced me to the
Giant Pumpkin Sculpting of Ed Moody.
At the time,
his exceptional carvings
on his lawn.
Here are a few of the pictures I took.
I have written the weight of the pumpkin
below each image.
Thank you for looking,