My wife’s grandmother, Mildred, died yesterday.

She lived to a great old age, and apart from the last year or so, when she really began to decline in health and spirit, she seemed to live a good, happy life.  The last time I saw her, I don’t believe she knew who I was.  It is, as they say, for the best that she passed.
Mildred was always quick to laugh around me and I enjoyed being in her company.  She seemed to have a mischieviousness about her which I appreciated.  After her husband died, she remained for many years, alone in the house they shared, and I was often amazed at her ability to keep her house and yard in shape.
She and I shared some good games of cribbage. I believe she beat me more than I beat her.  She had a thing for owls.
She was a good, strong person and I have not a single negative memory of her.
She was a great grandmother-in-law.


  1. graham says:

    She sounds like a great woman. My thoughts and love goes to those who were affected. Even when it’s, as they say, for the best, it’s still a slap.


  2. Tracy says:

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss, Rob. She sounds like a lovely lady to have known.


  3. Paul H says:

    Nicely done….


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