Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Goodbye Grandma

My grandmother, Marguerite Romine passed away last night. She was a wonderful grandmother to all of her grandkids. When I got the call this morning so many memories flooded back to me. The smell of her house, the sound of her slippers on the floor when she walked around. I was very lucky to have her only 10 minutes away and stayed at her house often. We called her Gumma, becuase my cousin could not say "grandma" when he was young. My favorite thing to eat at her house was Ramen noodles. She would cook them till almost mush then put them on a plate for me with some salt, they were amazing and never have tasted so good as they did at her house. She always had powdered sugar and we would dip blueberries in it-something we couldn't do at home. When I got older I would mow her yard and help her with housework. She was always so generous with gifts and love for all of us.

She hasn't been herself for a few years now and everyone has missed her. She still loved flowers, soup, and food of all kinds but she just wasn't quite the same. I know she is in a better place now, where her mind works perfectly. Maybe she can hang out with my grandfather, she's been without him for 19 years now, that's too long to be apart.
This is my wedding in May of 2005, she's telling me that I look beautiful and that she loves her orchid corsage. She looked so beautiful that day.

1 comment:

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Aunt Marguerite was a phenomenal woman and we all loved her very dearly.