Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Family time

I'll be attending the memorial service for my Grandmother, who recently passed away at 104. She's been my prayer support for all of my 56 years; worthy of St. Monica, something I didn't appreciate until so late, as did Monica's son.

when I was perhaps 9 or 10, at a holiday family gathering I was in a funk because my mother had been angry at me; my grandmother took me aside and asked me if I knew why grandmas and grandkids got along so well together. In response to my answer in the negative, she replied with in immense smile, "It's because we have a common enemy." point being not that she didn't get along with my mother, but that she had a way of reaching you that was wonderful.

Here are my grandparents Ralph and Kathryn at their 50th in 1974.

Kathryn, may God grant you eternal rest.


  1. Prayers! I'm so sorry for your loss.

  2. Grandmas are special. I lost my favorite one when I was 9 and I still miss her 54 years later...

  3. She sounds like she was a wondeful woman. And wise. May God grant her eternal rest.

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