Nannar Nenner  

RedheadedMedStd 35F
1734 posts
2/4/2006 11:50 am

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Nannar Nenner

My grandmother died on Thursday. She had a stroke and we went to South Carolina to take her off of life support. For being PreMed, I was trying desperately to rationalize all of it. I went into the ICU and didn't even make it into her room before I felt like I was spinning and that I was gonna throw up. I ran out of the ICU and put my head in between my knees in the waiting room. Sharon a family friend who is a nurse came in and talked to me and she was very helpful. She and I talked about that it's totally different when it's someone you love versus someone you don't know, having something like that happen. She made me feel better and I forced myself to go into her ICU room, mostly for my Mom over anything else. I will admit that I leaned up against the back wall trying not to run out of there the whole time. My aunt (Mom's sister) and my grandpa (Mom's Dad) died about 6 and 4 years ago. I didn't go down south to see either of them, b/c I had thought that going down there automatically meant I had to go into the room. My roommate explained to me that I didn't have to go in, which incidently I never considered. I got drunk on Wednesday night (cause I didn't want to feel anything) and went to bed at 2-2:30am. I was up at 4:30am to get on a plane and traveled most of the day on Thursday. I got home about 7pm yesterday as my plane from Charleston to Newark was delayed about 75 mins. and that meant I missed my connection to Cleveland which left at 2:30 (we didn't even get in until 3). I got on the 4:30 flight to Cleveland and made it home to a sight for sore eyes. My pupperino (dog), my putter-tatter (cat), and Greg. The weather in C-town is appropriate for me today; gray, rainy, overcast, cold, and windy. I will miss my Nannar Nenner. I had talked to her 3 days previous to her stroke and she had visited for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was the person I was closest in my family and I will desperately miss her. She was my rock, my Nanna, my cupcake baker, my spaghetti sauce maker, and my biggest cheerleader.

To those who have lost someone close to them in their lives (as I am sure at this point many of us have), you all know where I am coming from. Thank you for keeping me and my family in your thoughts, it is much appreciated.

Nanna will be creamated and we will have a service in FL for all her friends, and the main service will be in MI, where her ashes will be spread so she can be with her oldest daughter and her husband. That will not occur until summer b/c of the many newlweds (my cousins) who cannot drop $$$ to fly out to MI at the drop of a hat.

I was the first to recieve something from her. I am the only female in the family to have an August birthday besides her. I recieved her peridot ring. I will never take that sucker off, even though I hate my birthstone.

RIP Nanna,

dasher121 37M

2/6/2006 5:09 am

cherish what you have of her, and what you remember.

when my grandmother died, i watched her wither away in a hospice for 3months. the strongest woman i had ever know, tough little dego! She was helpless, and from a stroke in a comma. My memories of her were displaced for a time, only being able to remember the horrid things that i saw in those last days.

but as time passed, the hurt swelled down a bit. and now i focus on the good times with her, the great family memories. the smell of her cooking in the kitchen, the times she would pull up a chair in front of the stove so that my little feet could leave the floor and taste test her spag sauce before a giant family meal. her smile, the way she would shake her tiny fist in adorable anger, and the list goes on.

those things make me celebrate her life, how she touched so many of us. and that always makes me smile.

PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
2/6/2006 1:06 pm


I wish I could remember more of my paternal grandma... she died when I was four and lived 3000 miles away from her.

One of my earliest memories is of her and a Christmas present she gave me... but that's for another blog.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

RedheadedMedStd 35F

2/6/2006 8:10 pm

Dasher don't tell me that kinda stuff! It makes me want to cry! It sounds so much like my Nanna...

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