Sunday, 30 May 2010

Time to Say Goodbye............

Sorry I've not been around to much the past week but on Tuesday my Darling Grandma passed away.
She has been very poorly in hospital for quite a while (which I posted about before).
Although we knew it would come I don't think it's ever not a shock when it does.
So I have found it hard to be my cheerful self this week.
 Mum has been organising her funeral and there will be a service at the Church my Mum & Dad were married in & She will be remembered in the Church memorial garden, next to her best friend Peggy.
So we hope they can keep dancing, playing wist & putting the world to rights together up there.
Mum asked me for some memories of Grandma to be read out at the service, & would you know it but I had already started to write this post with my memories below.
So here are the memories I have of my darling Grandma.

My Memories of My Grandma
Washing me as a small child with Pears Soap
Covering me in Talcum Powder, especially between my toes
Knitting, the clickerty clack of knit one pearl two, knit one pearl two......
Her dressing table, soo neat with all her beauty products & jewelry laid out
Her wardrobe full of her beautiful dresses & matching shoes for her ballroom dancing
Her favourite nail polish, she always had perfect nails
Smelling of Ellnet Hairspray & floral perfume
Tea & biscuits in bed in the morning
Ice creams on the prom
Teaching me to play cards
Calling me Treasure
Tea, always in a cup & saucer
The love she had for her husband, her children, her grand children & great grand children.

I am going up to Mum & Dads at the end of next week, the funeral is a week on Monday.
Thanks for listening.


VintageVicki said...

I am so sorry to read this :(

I know how you are feeling.


Nana Go-Go said...

My sincere condolences to you and your family on such a sad loss. Your Grandma looked and sounded like a Great Lady. I hope my Grandaughter will cherish the memories I am making with her as much as you have with your Beloved Grandma.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Sophie.
Those treasured memories are precious and will help you so much through a very difficult time.
Take care
Lisa x

CraftyHelen said...

This must have been such a difficult post for you to write. I'm so sorry for your loss.xx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So sorry to read your news. I shall keep you and your family in my thoughts. ((hugs))

Pink Milk said...

Bless you Sophie. Your Grandma sounded like a really special lady and you have such wonderful memories.

My Gran died ten years ago. I use Elnett hairspray because the smell still reminds me of her too!

Take care sweetie,


Mrs Yappy Dog said...

oh sophie I am so very sorry, you will be sad. but what happy memories you have. My granny was the most precious person in my life growing up and I know how hard it is to have to say goodbye. Will be thinking of you. Betty x

Pixiedust said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma. Thinking of you. ((((hugs)))) Pixie xxx

Country Style Living said...

Thinking of you Sophie at this sad time.....

Jille said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you.
Jille x

LaaLaa said...

Oh, Sophie, that post brought me to tears. It must have been difficult to write. Much love to you all. Your grandma looks and sounds like a lovely lady. Lynda xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

So sorry for your loss.
Julie xxxxxx

My Grannies Attic said...

So sorry to hear this Sophie. I have only just started following your blog but this post as put tears in my eyes. So many memories remind me of my own Grandma who died 8 years ago.

Thinking of you at this sad time. xxxx

Sarah said...

You really will miss from reading your special memories of her. You were both very lucky to have been so close and I'm sure she will always be close in your heart. I hope this week isn't too hard on you and your family. Sending you love at this difficult time. xxx

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma Sophie xxx
I still have tingles at reading your lovely memories of her.
All my love to you and your family xxx

Elizabeths Attic said...

So sorry to hear of your grandmother but remember as you say goodbye there are many people saying hello - I find this a comfort and hope you will too.

Michela said...

Thinking of you and your family, hugs xxx

Sal said...

I was so sad to read your news.
Sending you big hugs xxx

Blueberry Heart said...

So sorry to read of your sas loss. Such a beautiful post of your memories of your Grandma.

BH xxx

Sarah said...

Im sorry for your loss, sending hugs your way xx

vintage girl said...

sincere condolonces to you Sophie, thinking of you at this sad time. Lisa x

Kissed by an Angel said...

I am so sorry to hear ahout the loss of your dear Grandma!! She looks wonderful in her photograph, so kind and really pretty.
Sending you loving thoughts.

hapi-ness said...

I'm sorry for your loss sophie :( you're lucky to have had such a lovely grandma. lots of love to you xxx

Justine said...

Hey Sophie. {{Big hugs}} at this difficult time for you and your family. Remember though those treasured memories will never leave you, take care - Justine xx

Michelle said...

Oh Sophie, I am so so terribly sorry. I am in tears here after reading your post, I can't imagine how it must be for you. I lost someone really dear to me earlier in the year who I thought of like my Nan and it really knocked me for six as it was totally unexpected. Thinking of you and sending you lots of love and a big virtual hug. Lots of love Michelle x

A Country Girl said...

So sorry to hear your news.
Hold on to those wonderful memories.

Pea Green Kitty said...

Oh Sophie, my thoughts are with you right now.
Your Grandma sounded like a lovely lady and a proper lady at that!
I have similar memories too, its funny how smells can evoke so much in us, My Grandma always smelled of Ellnett hairspray too!!
Keep those memories fresh and treasure them always.

Great big hugs and smiles sent your way

♥coco rose♥ said...

Awww Sophie, such sad news, but I loved your written memories. Those are the sort of things I remember about my Grandmother, and they are such treasured memories to have. Thinking of you xxxx

....cupcakesandbiscuits said...

Sophie, what sad news! I almost feel ashamed to say how much I enjoyed reading your memories of your Grandma, she's sounds like such a special lady.
Take care

Isobel said...

Hi Sophie,
I am sorry for yours and your family loss. Your nana seemed to be a fantastic woman. Lots of hugs to you. xxx

Florence and Mary said...

Sophie I'm so sorry to hear your sad news and can completely sympathsise with how you're feeling right now.

I loved reading your memories about your nan, I did my nan's eulogy at her funeral and know how important it is to remember all the wonderful things and the person they were.

Big hugs,

Victoria xx

Margriet said...

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. Take care


topchelseagirl said...

Oh Sophie I'm so sorry to hear this. She sounds like a special lady and what wonderful memories you have of her. Sending you a hug.

LissyLou said...

just read this post sorry to hear your news..i lost my grandad in feb and although its now easier i miss him so much. Saying that i lost my nan 6 years ago and i still miss her terribly.
I love your memories of her xxxxx