The End of an Era

We just got the phone call that we’ve been waiting on for the past week (or in all honesty, for the past few years). Charlie’s Grannie Annie is gone to Heaven, and though we’re happy for her, we’re sad for us. :*(

She was a spitfire. A character. An eccentric, self-centered hoot. She called me “Posey” the first few years I dated her favorite grandson, just because she could…and then she’d give me a sly smile and then laugh hysterically every single time.

I wonder if Stella will be anything like her?

After Ann took a turn for the worse a couple of weeks ago, I finally made a point of getting Stella’s birth announcement put in the paper, because you’re only supposed to list living grandparents, and I wanted it remembered that Grannie and Stella were both here on Earth for a few weeks together.

It’s so sad they never got to meet.


  1. I'm sorry for your loss. Losing such a vital member of the family is devastating. I'm certain she's so proud of you guys and her beautiful great granddaughter.

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  3. oh, josey, i'm so sorry. i have been so lucky to have both my grandmothers in my life well into my adulthood, and i think a grandmother can be a pretty special kind of love… and that doesn't go away. i'm so glad that you and your husband got to spend some wonderful years with her. thinking of you all.

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  5. So sorry Jos.

  6. Oh that's terrible, So sorry for your loss…

  7. Aww so sorry for your loss! And get out with that picture of stella in the tutu 🙂

  8. So sorry for your loss!

  9. Aww. I'm sorry to hear she's left this world behind, she sounds like she had a good sense of humor…Posey ;). Good idea on the birth announcement. You think of everything woman.

  10. My grandmother is sick with cancer so I know what y'all are going through. Soon I will be writing a blog post about her..if I can stop crying long enough to finish writing it. So sorry for you and your husband's loss!

  11. Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss! She sounded like a fun lady!

  12. I'm sorry. That's very sweet about the birth announcement.

  13. I'm very sorry for your loss. I know what it feels like to be glad they are no longer in pain, but still very sad to see them go. You and your family are in our prayers.

  14. Condolences to you and Charlie. And to Stella that she will not get to know such a lovely lady. One thing I really regret about us moving to the US is that I didn't get to see my grandparents much, and they have all passed on now.

  15. Losing a loved one is never easy. It sounds like she had a wonderful life, I'm just sorry to hear she wasn't able to meet Stella. Thinking of you guys.

  16. This must be hard. So sorry. Hugs

  17. I'm so sorry…She sounds like an amazing woman. Thinking of you and your family and hope the next few days are filled with happy memories xo

  18. Thinking of you and hold on to those dear memories…I will bet that you will see some of her personality through her granddaughter:)

  19. I am so sorry for you loss, she sounded like an amazing woman.

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