My last blog post was on April 9th. In it, I stated that grandma was doing very well, and we all hoped she’d be home from the nursing home soon. As it turned out, the only time she left the nursing home was to go to the hospital, and there she passed away on April 18th. She had suffered for the past two years, and we were glad for her sake, that when the end came, it came quickly. We held a beautiful memorial service for her, a celebration of life, with many of her children and grandchildren singing her favorite songs. Then we drove 4 1/2 hours to “take her home” to her the place she was born and raised; the place she wanted to be laid to rest.
(This picture was among our finds… the first picture I’ve ever seen of grandma’s mother-in-law, my great grandmother, Vernon McFann Malone.)