My Gramma Died Tonight


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I am in a shock so do not have a good story to tell right now.  But she was a great lady, a great wife, mother and grandmother.  She was one of the early female pharmacists in this state and made me feel like women could do anything they wanted.  She also told stories about growing up on the farm that likely inspired me as a child to want to do the same.  She threw great dinner parties.  She deserves a better life summary than this, but this is all I can muster right now.  I will miss her.

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24 Responses to My Gramma Died Tonight

  1. My thoughts are with you. You will always have her in yours .

    • Donna says:

      Thanks. I think we are not even aware of a small percentage of the influence of people like grandparents have on us.

      • My grandmother was the most important person in my life. My daughter got to know and love her too. We lost my grandmother the year my daughter turned 18.)

      • Donna says:

        My gramma was important and a great role model. She did not know her grandparents but figured out the role well on her first grandchild (me!),


  2. I’m sorry, Donna. Sounds like she had a great impact on you; she must have been very proud of your life!

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Michelle! She was proud of me. Every time I visited she made a point of telling everyone I am a doctor, even if they already knew that.

  3. Tina Schoonover-Chase says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  4. My thoughts are with you as you go through this sad time.

  5. Liz says:

    So sorry for your loss. Grandmas are special people; it sounds like your Gramma was pretty awesome. Hugs.

  6. Margaret says:

    I M so sorry for your loss.
    My Gma passed when I was in my mid twenties and I still miss her so
    Your Gma sounds like she was a wonderful progressive woman.

  7. Chic Mona says:

    My dearest condolences to you and your family Donna. So wonderful of you to share your Grandmother with us at this time. How precious it is to have the gift of women like her in your life. Peace be with her and you. {{hugs}}

  8. Kathy Elder says:

    I am so sorry Donna. Sending hugs as I know your heart is hurting. Even from the little you said I can see what a wonderful person she was. My grandmother graduated from the U of W when only very few woman went to college. I know how influencing they are to who we are today. She is who makes me strive to be the best grandmother I can to my own grandchildren.

  9. Lois Moore says:

    I am so very sorry Donna. There are no words to help make any sense of losing someone so dear and so central to one’s life. For me, the challenge has been to truly accept that my grandparents (and now my parents too) are no longer in the world. But we can talk to them; your grandmother is surely there listening.

  10. finlaygray says:

    Beautifully put
    She would be very proud of you

  11. Tammy says:

    I’m so sorry Donna, my thoughts are with you. You surely do look like your Grandma and it sounds like she was as proud of you as you are of her. Wonderful memories to hold.


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