Monday, August 1, 2011

Memories, Memories, Memories

This post is dedicated to two extraordinary women. Both of whom touch many lives and will be remembered for all that they did, how they lived and by all of the memories that they gave to us.

Today is a sad day for the Pearmain family. I was told that my great grandmother, on my mom's side, passed away last night. Beth Walters was a great woman who was very sweet and spunky and she will be very missed. She just celebrated her 90th birthday in April. I really wish I had been able to go and see her on her birthday but was unable to go to her birthday party. I really hate living so far away from my family. Even though she was 90, Grandma Walters was very sharp until just within the past few days.

There was another woman who also touched so many lives, and we are remembering her today because it was 4 years ago today that she passed away. That woman was Mom-mom (Sandie Gerber, my mom's mom). She had diabetes and suffered from many ailments in her last year. She passed away at the age of 62.

Both of these women did great things in their lives. And I have so many memories with both of them. I would like to share one about each of them.

My memories about my Grandma Walters always consisted of food and fun. I remember as a young girl we would always go over to her house on Christmas morning. She lived way up in SLC, Utah and would have everyone from the family over for a Christmas breakfast. I especially remember the smell of bacon and eggs and got to see all of my extended family on Christmas morning. Unfortunately I didn't know Grandma Walters as well as I knew Mom-mom. But Grandma Walters will always hold a special place in my heart.

Mom-mom was very dear to me. (I coined her with the name Mom-mom when I was very young, since she was my mom's mom. The name stuck, and I think over the years all the grand-kids ended up calling her Mom-mom)  I did know her better because she lived closer to me and my family. I have very simple memories of Mom-mom. I remember spending afternoons and weekends at her house playing with her cats, watching movies and playing on her piano. She had a player piano and we would sit and play the rolls and sing all the old songs. I did end up with the player piano and it is a joy to have in my house. It brings back a lot of memories.

So today I want to reflect on the past, the fun times that I have shared over the years with both of these very special women. They will never be forgotten. And they will always hold a very special place in my heart. <3

6 comments:

  1. Awww, Jessy. *hugs* It sounds like these women meant a great deal to you. You should go home and play something on your player piano today, in honor of them. :)

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  2. Awwww that is a great idea! Thanks for the hugs <3

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  3. I never met your Grandma W but I knew "Mom Mom". She was a neat, very sweet lady, I liked her a lot.

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  4. Thanks Julie! Mom-mom was great :)

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  5. wow, hard to believe 4 years has passed. I miss my aunt sandie(mom-mom)she was a wonderful woman with many talents. She knitted a xmas stocking for me for my first christmas. I use it every year :) its amazing how much stuff santa had to put in there just to fill it up:) I will be sure to go place some flowers on her grave this week.

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  6. Awwww, she have quite a knack for knitting and crocheting. I have an afgan that she made me. I wish I could go with you to put flowers on her grave. It would be really great if you could go, I am sure my mom would appreciate it too. *hugs*

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