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#11 kate.com

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    Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:37 AM

    I just got tears in my eyes!
    I love Grandma! Was a big reason why I picked my resort for the wedding... direct flight, not a lot of walking or stairs. She has since then taken a fall and cracked her pelvis! She wasn't taking it easy (I called her one day and she had made 4 pies!) and there for not healing properly so we moved her into assisted living about a month ago! She is in heaven!!! The place is brand new, she picked out some new furniture, and best of all she has daily companionship with other gals while still having some privacy in her little apartment. My mom and I went and picked out a lift chair for her and decorated her bathroom with beachy "shell" decor and she was so excited!
    SO cute.
    I am so bummed that she cannot come to the wedding because she loves to have sand between her toes! But so thankful to have her in my life and that I can call her up to gossip anytime.

    I am going to see her in two weeks, but until then I am working on putting pictures on a digital picture frame for her. I am plannning on sending her USBs with new pictures everyonce in awhile... maybe the other grandkids can too!

    Here is my sister, Grandma and me on vacation in Scottsdale last fall!
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      Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:46 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by kate.com
      I just got tears in my eyes!
      I love Grandma! Was a big reason why I picked my resort for the wedding... direct flight, not a lot of walking or stairs. She has since then taken a fall and cracked her pelvis! She wasn't taking it easy (I called her one day and she had made 4 pies!) and there for not healing properly so we moved her into assisted living about a month ago! She is in heaven!!! The place is brand new, she picked out some new furniture, and best of all she has daily companionship with other gals while still having some privacy in her little apartment. My mom and I went and picked out a lift chair for her and decorated her bathroom with beachy "shell" decor and she was so excited!
      SO cute.
      I am so bummed that she cannot come to the wedding because she loves to have sand between her toes! But so thankful to have her in my life and that I can call her up to gossip anytime.

      I am going to see her in two weeks, but until then I am working on putting pictures on a digital picture frame for her. I am plannning on sending her USBs with new pictures everyonce in awhile... maybe the other grandkids can too!
      Thanks Morgan!
      ohh, i love this idea.

      i ordered some pictures from my brother's wedding last night to send grandma. she doesn't have internet to see my pictures so I try to mail some occasionally.

      my grandma also had to miss the wedding. i planned a coba trip with her in mind because she wanted to see the jungle & they have bike taxis there. she had back surgery 6 months before the wedding & was not feeling up to it.

      I made her this little book & mailed it before the wedding. I'm working on a photobook of wedding pics for her now. I also added a videographer once she canceled her trip so she could see the wedding.
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      #13 kate.com

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        Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:49 AM

        Awwww.... so cute Morgan!

        I know my Grandma really wants to be there. Maybe I will helicopter her in! We are so lucky to have them in our lives.
        PS I added a picture, sorry so big! I tried to resize but it wasn't having it!

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          Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:52 AM

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          I guess this doesn't sound like much, but I sat down with a woman at work today and helped her find the website her daughter had posted pics of the woman's grandkids on. This poor woman wasn't even sure how to get to her email, so when her daughter told her to go online and find the pics, she was nearly panicked that she wouldn't be able to see them! I think we're having email tutorials for the next few days to make sure she can get back to them again:)
          I bet it was HUGE to her! Computers are confusing to me sometimes (well all of the time)

          #15 Banana11

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            Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:02 AM

            I love this thread and seeing everyone's grandmas! Morgan, your photo book for your grandma was so beautiful and filled with love!

            Here's my angel grandma Shirley exactly where she loved to be! On the water with a beer in her hand!

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            #16 Karen

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              Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:09 AM

              Awesome idea! The only grandmother I had growing up was my maternal grandmother. My Dad's mother died long before I was born. I was very close to Grandma and loved her very much. She was all of 5 foot tall and was a firecracker. She spent her last few years in a nursing home and suffered from dementia amongst other problems. It was incredibly sad to see the Grandma I knew slip away in those years. Most times she didn't know who I was when I came to visit her. She passed away 9 years ago and I miss her very much. I get teary thinking about her. I wish she could have met Jay. She would have loved him and flirted with him every chance she got. A few months after dating Jay, I met his Grandma and loved her right away. She also insisted right away that I call her Grandma and not Mrs. Blahblahblah (not her real last name). It's so nice to have a Grandma again. She has those great "grandma arms" that were made for hugging. Anyhow, she loves to hear about things I cook for Jay and loves that I'min a cooking club. She cans fruits and makes jellies and jams. Tonight I'm canning peaches (for the first time..i'm scared...lol) and will bring her some tomorrow. I know she'll love it.
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              #17 Yari

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                Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:41 AM

                All of the grandma pics are awesome. They are all so beautiful!

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                  Posted 18 September 2008 - 11:39 PM

                  New assignment:

                  Do something randomly nice for your dad.



                  At my brother's wedding, my dad's knees were really hurting him. It was so bad he asked us to see if we could find him a wheel chair to get him out to the car. Luckily, the hotel lobby had one. Otherwise he wanted us to cart him out of the reception on a luggage cart.

                  The next day I realized he wasn't wearing supportive shoes. So I bought him some insoles for easing knee pain. I hope they help. I'm mailing them off tomorrow.



                  My grandma enjoyed the card & pictures I sent last week.

                  #19 A10CalGal

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                    Posted 19 September 2008 - 12:20 AM

                    Oh my...I am totally crying right now Morgan! What a great thread, I am just now finding it.

                    I don't live close enough to my grandma to be able to do a drive by anymore, and that sucks. It seems like every time I go home she's out of town, so I haven't seen her in a year! I am going home this weekend and I am going to try my very best to go see her. She is in the early stages of dimentia, so it's pretty hard sometimes...one day she'll be clear as a bell & the next she's calling me Carol (my mom's name).

                    And, unfortunately, I don't have a daddy But, I do have a friends dad who was/is very close to a daddy figure. I'm going to give him a hug & buy him a beer this weekend!

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                      Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:46 AM

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                      Originally Posted by Christa
                      Oh my...I am totally crying right now Morgan! What a great thread, I am just now finding it.

                      I don't live close enough to my grandma to be able to do a drive by anymore, and that sucks. It seems like every time I go home she's out of town, so I haven't seen her in a year! I am going home this weekend and I am going to try my very best to go see her. She is in the early stages of dimentia, so it's pretty hard sometimes...one day she'll be clear as a bell & the next she's calling me Carol (my mom's name).

                      And, unfortunately, I don't have a daddy But, I do have a friends dad who was/is very close to a daddy figure. I'm going to give him a hug & buy him a beer this weekend!

                      I'm 24 hours away from my grandma, so I mailed her a card with pictures. she really enjoyed it. my mom stopped by her house yesterday to see the pictures I sent.

                      my gma on my dad's side had dementia. she also had good days & bad days. i used to call her every sunday. but, it got too hard for her to talk on the phone. she was much better in person, but i lived 4 hours away. so I started sending her postcards from everywhere I went. she hung them on the fridge & it made it much easier for her to keep track of what I was up to. sometimes she would forget that I lived in north carolina. so I got some cards from all around here & it helped her keep that straight.

                      after she passed away, i still bought some cards on our next trip. so i started to send them to my other grandma. i'm surprised I wasn't sending them both cards all along. but, my mom's mom was so vibrant & healthy that I was focusing all the attention on my dad's mom.




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