Gram’s Scrapbook

Happy news, and not so happy news. I finally finished the scrapbook about my Grandmother that my cousins and I are giving my grandfather for Christmas. It’s happy, because it was a HUGE undertaking… Sad, because I’m usually sad when I finish a project, but that’s okay. I was also sad that this project is done, because I was learning more than I ever knew about my grandmother. It’s happy, because I think I’m finally forgiven her for stuff I was holding against her for a long ass time. I won’t forget it, but I forgive her.

I’m going to be giving the scrapbook to my grandfather this Saturday, providing I can get my new job to let me work earlier… We’ll see. Well, for those that won’t be there Saturday, I’m posting pictures of each page. If you want to know what all of the different things say, just e-mail me, and I’ll send you a copy of the script that I wrote when I was putting the scrapbook together. Enjoy!

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November Gone? December Already???

Wow. Time has pretty much flown over in my neck of the woods. Didn’t realize that I haven’t written anything since October… It’s been CRAZY over this way. To start, just a little while after I posted last, my grandmother started her slow descent in health. She passed away on the 26th of October. Before that, I was busy making a hat for her so she wouldn’t be cold. When I gave it to her, I told her that I would be donating as many hats as I possibly could over the next several months to a local Oncology wing in her name. She smiled at me when I said that, so I took that as a go-ahead for my project. Since that’s not the only project that I’ve been working on, I’ll get to it after I finish up those projects that I have going before Yule first. But yeah. I discovered this year, that I LOVE making hats! 🙂

You know, I DO miss her. Not that I didn’t get to say what I wanted to say, but I miss the woman she was. We may not have seen eye to eye on things, but she was my grandmother. I ran to her with anything I was having trouble with. When Empty got sick, I saw her QUITE a bit. I’ll never forget that she was the bigger woman that day and came to see Empty in the hospital. We had been fighting, per the usual, but she still came in. I’ll never forget that, no matter HOW much we fought since. I mean, with two VERY opinionated and stubborn women, could you blame us?

Aside from our fights, my grandmother and I just seemed to GET each other. When it mattered most, we were able to put aside our differences and jsut be there. That’s why I’m currently working on putting together a scrapbook about her life with pictures. The only thing is, is that I dont’ ahve any of the pictures with her siblings. Plenty with all of her grandkids around, but not much of them all. If you know anybody with any pictures, please send them my way before the 9th, so I can put this book together and give them to my grandfather as a Christmas present.

Thanks. ❤ Silver