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    Monday, May 01, 2006

    Gramisms

    My favorite uncle had a heart attack last week and he was too week to have surgery. He got so upset that he was going to die that he ripped out all of his leads and IV's. About five minutes later, he decided that he wanted them put back in since his father (my great grandfather) lived to be 94 years old. Unfortunately, he died later that night.

    Uncle John is my maternal grandmother's older brother. He was such a cool guy. He drove truck for 50 years putting millions of miles on his semi's. He always wore a captain's hat because when he wasn't on the road, he was sailing. He was always nice to me and went out of his way for everyone. I will miss his hearty "Hullo".

    On the way to the memorial service yesterday, my grandma starts in with her hilarious antics even though she was sad about losing her last brother. We were riding in the 2nd seat in her van. She turned to me and asked whether my van's windows opened in the 2nd seats. I said, "No". She said, " I really miss having them open because I can't flip people off. They can't see me because of the tinted windows." Good point, Gram.

    The memorial service was attended by 250 people so there was a lot of extra noise. Someone had a child, about 3 years old that was crying and fussing. Gram blurts out, "That kid needs to be rocked!" Now everyone would think that she means rocked in a chair. What she really means is have rocks thrown at it. Yeah, isn't she just adorable? That's my Gram.

    16 comments:

    Sal said...

    Sorry to hear that sweetie. {HUG}

    barman said...

    What an awesome Gram. I love it.

    Sorry about you favorite Uncle passing on. It is never easy even when just a friend dies. Just know that the captian is out sailing for real now.

    Manny said...

    I am sorry for you.
    I never know what to say at times like these so here is just a big hug... another hug............. one more hug.
    That gram sure knows the deal...
    I stopped giving people the finger, now i just stick my tongue out at them.

    cadbury_vw said...

    my regrets

    buddha_girl said...

    Oh my God! Your grandma is my kinda woman! You and she MUST give each other a hug from MOI!

    I'm sorry about the loss of your uncle. He sounds like a lunatic...just the kind of person I adore!

    *hard hugs* sister!

    Big Pissy said...

    I'm sorry about the loss of your uncle.

    Your Grandma sound hilarious!

    {{{hugs}}}

    Gary said...

    Sorry about your loss. He sounds like he was a great guy.

    cutie said...

    I'm so sorry about your uncle, Gurlie. Big hugs...

    Byron said...

    your family is cool..my deep condolences dear..


    xxx


    B

    Suze said...

    Jenn, I'm so sorry. Here's a big *hug* from the UK.

    Your gran reminds me so much of my own. She too had a spirit about her. She's been gone 3 years but there is barely a day which goes by that I don't think about her.

    XXX

    DZER said...

    god bless crotchedy old ladies

    sorry for your loss hon ... *hugs*

    Kristen said...

    *hugs*

    What a cool Gram

    Nonny said...

    Well I think we can guess from whom you inherited your ornariness. She's sounds adorable.

    Your avatar weather picture is smoking hot, which is probably inappropriate to discuss in a post about the death of your uncle, of which I'm sorry to hear, but still-sizzle!

    Tumbleweed said...

    Man I love your Gram! Sorry about your uncle!!

    Roxi said...

    I love you..

    I will SO rock my kids

    ell said...

    real sorry to hear about your uncle, jenn. so sad.

    gotta love that gram though - what a rip!