Grandma Turner

On Friday morning I got the call.

The one that I had been anticipating this last week ~ the one telling me that my sweet grandma Turner had passed from this earth to heaven. My family has been watching Alzheimer’s eat away at her memory for the last three years…Alzheimer’s is a dirty, nasty disease stealing your memory, your family and your life. My grandfather asked me to scan and make a slideshow for her funeral, and I’ll be honest, its strange to see her so full of life again as I wade through photos of family trips, gatherings and celebrations. My grandmother was a photographer as well – so this means that she took lots of photos, but few with her in them. In fact I learned on an old Canon A1 she loaned me 10 years ago. I loved so many things about her:

she introduced me to coffee

she used to knit tiny stuffed animals

she collected frogs, they were all over her house

her laugh

her ability to raise really evil and mean cats (I’m sure grandpa helped with this one)

her amazing gardens

she wrote letters

she knew and studied our family history, she informed me that we are related to robinhood

I still can’t believe she is gone. It has just started to hit me…but I know that it will get real at Christmas, family BBQ’s, Thanksgiving…all the events you are supposed to have a grandma at.

I wanted to share a couple photos – because I want you to see who I am talking about. These were taken at my cousin’s wedding two years ago. Grandma was more aware then, but we were on the edge of loosing her. It was so good to see her smile and dance with my grandfather. She will be missed by our family…

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  • March 31, 2012 - 11:17 pm

    Autumn Will - Oh Devon, this brings tears to my eyes. I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved Grandma. What a beautiful lady. You and your family will be in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • March 31, 2012 - 11:18 pm

    moch - Oh Devon, I will be praying for your family. Thank you for sharing the words and photos. She is beautiful. Sending you love!ReplyCancel

  • March 31, 2012 - 11:19 pm

    Moch - Oh Devon, I will be praying for your family. Thank you for sharing the memories and photographs. She is beautiful. Sending you love!ReplyCancel

  • March 31, 2012 - 11:32 pm

    Melissa Brotherton - I’m so sorry, Devon. Praying for you all during this time.ReplyCancel

  • March 31, 2012 - 11:40 pm

    Alyssa Holstrom - I love you ollie. I’m sorry you have to go through this great loss. Heaven will be a great reunion indeed.ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2012 - 12:27 am

    Amber - So sorry for your loss. So glad she loaned you that camera and maybe helped you become the photographer you are today.ReplyCancel

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