Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Mary Ann Anderson 1913-2008
Oh Grandma, am I going to miss you! I will miss your childhood stories and Lithuanian songs. I will miss your young married life escapades with that "no good" dapper man, my grandfather. I will miss your proud words of my mother. I will miss your stories and giggles of your sisters and I will miss hearing about your alien abduction. You were a remarkable woman. You worked hard your whole life so that others could go to school and be taken care of. You worked hard to muddle through and you did it all on your own. I am so proud of you and I am sad for you. I am sad that you didn't get to become a nurse like you wanted. I am sad you closed yourself off from being hurt by others. You did well you did! From Woolworth's to Lockheed to The Walnut Growers of America, you worked hard, you worked long. Now it is time for you to live your dreams. May they be full of bright colors, giggles and song. Ninety-five years, ninety five. That is amazing. Your life and your stories and your memories helped to make me who I am today. Thank you Grandma. I love you.