Thursday, September 09, 2010

Here is a link to Grandma's obituary. I'm flying out very early tomorrow morning and coming back Sunday evening. It will be sad, but I'm looking forward to seeing all the family again. It will be good to all be together and remember Grandma. She was precious to us all.

Strange to think I have no grandparents living now. I feel so blessed to have had them in my lives for as long as I did, especially both my grandmothers, who were extraordinary women, each in her own way. It has been nice to think about Grandma this week and remember all the little moments I had with her, and it will be nice to hear more about her from some of the other people who loved her. I listened to a bit of an interview I did with her ten or twelve years ago, and it was lovely to hear her voice and remember her as she was.

3 comments:

scrapmom4 said...

I hope the trip goes smoothly. If your grandmother was anything like you she was a wonderful woman. ((hugs))

Also, a question: Did your grandmother keep her mother's last name? Is this a Mennonite custom? Please forgive my ignorance or my presumptiveness.

Mimi said...

What a beautiful obituary. I will continue to keep you in my prayers as you travel. What wonderful memories.

Janelle said...

Leslie, oddly enough, my grandma married a man (Grandpa) who had the same last name as her mother's family. Since both Martin families were Mennonite, I'm know they were related to each other if you go back far enough.

Even more oddly--my cousin married a man whose last name is Martin, too. So our great-grandmother was Fannie Martin (maiden name.) Our grandmother was Martha Martin (married name.) My aunt was Charlotte Martin (maiden name.) and my cousin is Janine Martin (married name.) Strange, eh?