Wednesday, December 16, 2009

For Gramma

Six months ago, today, my Gramma passed away. Six months ago, today, was Savannah's birthday. One of Savannah's middle names, was my Grandmother's first name. That's how special "Gramma G.G." was to me. I hope Savannah can always remember a little bit about Gramma.

Gramma was one of my most favorite people in the world. I miss her. She knew just about anything you could possibly ever really need to know. If you called she could tell you the answer to just about anything. She was better than "Google!" Now there are all kinds of things I'd like to know about, or how to do. I always think, "Gramma would know the answer to that!" Too bad I hadn't thought of all these questions sooner.

Mum and my Auntie Connie asked the 4 of us Grandchildren if we could write our memories of Gramma. They wanted them for different parts of the funeral service. This is what I wrote, it is still a work in progress. They liked it so much, they decided, along with Auntie Francie (Gramma's sister), that I should read it at the funeral service. Although I have stage fright, I did it. It was nice to be able to be a part of all the tributes to how great a person my Grandmother was. This is for you Gramma.

After reading this, many of you will see a lot of my Grandmother in me, I hope so anyway.

For Gramma, by Pamela

Gramma's Garden

Almost everything Gramma taught me I learned in her garden.

Always plant a garden, enough for yourself with plenty to share. Waste not, want not.

Be patient. The best things come to those who wait.

A little dirt never hurt anyone. Fresh vegetables from the garden are far better than any store bought ones.

A little hard work never hurt anyone either. Tend your garden with care.

Be kind to everyone and everything.

Enjoy nature. Encourage birds and other useful creatures to come to your garden.

Plant some things just for the pure beauty of them.

Share your knowledge with anyone willing to listen. Many times Gramma would be in her garden all day and not get "anything" done because she had so many visitors coming to see her beautiful flowers.

Always make time for others.

There should always be room for Lilies in your garden. One of Gramma's favorites. I thought they were, but anytime I asked, she always said Peonies!

Learn your A, B, C's - a for upfacing Lily, b for outward facing Lily, c for downward facing Lily!

Learn something new as often as you can. Gramma always gave gifts of books and magazine subscriptions to help all of us learn as much as possible.

Grow everything you can, your talents, friendships, knowledge and of course a garden!