Sadly my grandmother passed away on Sunday morning. She was the best grandmother to my brothers and we’ll miss her very very much. What I’ll remember most about her is the fun we had when she would baby sit us when we were little.
Growing up my brothers and I had a number of baby sitters who refused to babysit again (looking back there should be no shame for not returning), but she always seemed to have such a good time with us. Whether it was the time we destroyed the kitchen trying to make cupcakes, or tying her to the couch when she dozed off for just a few minutes, to flooding the bathroom floor just for fun that she would later slip on (so sorry for that one mom-mom), she would never got angry at us or tell our parents how bad we behaved on that given night.
Wow, actually now that I’m writing this I’m remembering so much more good stuff we did with her. She was cool enough to play with us and our Star Wars and G.I. Joe toys. How many grandmoms knew how cool Boba Fet was? She’d take us to the mall all the time, to Collector’s Cabin to buy Jose Canseco rookie cards, read nursery rhymes to us from the ancient book nursery rhyme book we had, and look for gold bug hidden in the other book too (gold bug was like Waldo, but a golden bug). Oh, and also sewing on strawberry cartons or paper plates (sounds weird, but it was fun stuff).
And she and my grandfather bought me the Mac LC which was the coolest gift that I’ve ever gotten to this day. Probably the biggest reason why I do what I do for a living today.
We really had a lot of good times with her and that will certainly be missed, but not forgotten. Oh and her apple tarts that she would always bake for us were awesome too.