Tuesday, May 16, 2006
She was loved: Dorothy Rees, 1916-2006.
My grandma, Nanny as she was always known, passed away on Sunday. She was surrounded by her daughter, her granddaughter, and her great-granddaughter, which, despite the sad occasion, was powerful. I know that in her last moments she felt that and knew that Life carries on with her spirit a part of all of us, forever.
She was a strong woman.
She did not drive.
She got regular permanents.
She kept every single card and letter ever sent to her.
She kept a record of what she responded to each of those cards and letters.
She put everyone else first.
She said of my daughter, "Sweet li'l Alla."
She lived 15 years past the death of her husband.
She was 90 years old.
And amongst her papers we found this:
Three women were sitting on a bench when a flasher wearing a trench coat approached them, walked right up and opened his coat.
The first woman had a stroke.
The second woman had a stroke.
The third had arthritis and couldn't reach that far!!
We all love and miss you, Nanny.
Posted by J.J. at 4:12 PM