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By Jaqui ·
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another one's gone.
My last surviving grandparent passed away this afternoon.
about 2:30 P.M. PDT.

She had a good run at it, made 90+ years. :)
For most of her life she was always all about the "Royals" the British Royal Family. So passing away on the Holiday Monday for Queen Victoria's Birthday would make her happy.
[ The only one of my Grandparents not born in either Scotland or England ]

This last year she has been in full time care, he health slowly deteriorating. The discomfort, and the degradation of not even being able to bathe herself is over. We know she is better off now.

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90 (plus) is a ruddy good innings

by NexS In reply to well now

My condolences to your and your family.

As far as bad things go, if she's in a better place and no longer in pain, then it's a good thing.
It's great when we can remember the good things about our loved ones.

All the best.

(edited for 'speshool' characters)

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hard not to

by Jaqui In reply to 90 (plus) is a ruddy goo ...

remember the good things.
my uncles sold her home of 55 years, the new owners took possession this weekend.
last weekend the family were together at grandma's house. going through the nick-knacks she had filling the house. We all were chattering about them, what we remembered of the, where they came from. [ usually gifts from us all all, she kept everything. ]

The fun times we all had in that home over our lives. I brought the Christmas stocking that she had for me every Christmas, my entire life, home. a few other small little mementos, mostly that I can use in my daily life. Which is something that would make her happy, not only that they are still in the family, but they are being used. :)

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Too warming for words

by NexS In reply to hard not to

Grandparents are always great. (they ALWAYS spoil the grandchildren!).

Keeping those things would also allow you to think of her everyday. (not that you'd have any trouble doings so without them of course!) But little reminders of the great person(s) loved ones were, make you smile. The more smiles, the better.

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My condolences to your and your family

by Michael Jay In reply to hard not to

And to always remember the good times is the greatest honor you can pay to those who have passed on, each person touches us in their own way, death is sadly a part of life, one we wish not to see so much.

But it seems she has left you with many happy memories, and that is a good thing.

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mementos

by GSG In reply to hard not to

You are lucky that you had that opportunity. Two of my granparents died before I was born, and one other died when I was very young, so I only had the opportunity to know one grandparent. Before she passed away, she did give me my prized possession: A rolling pin, hand-carved out of Cherry that is now over 175 years old.

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God Bless Jaqui

by PurpleSkys In reply to well now

May she rest peacefully; our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

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Rite of your own passage, Jaqui

by santeewelding In reply to well now
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My condolences to you as well, Jaqui.

by seanferd In reply to well now

Although I'm sure you are all glad that her discomfort is over, it is still hard to lose someone.

I'm in a similar situation - my 90+ year old grandmother is just starting to show her age.

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Peace to you, Jaqui.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to well now

Hers is upon her.

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My condolences

by JackOfAllTech In reply to well now

I can sympathize, only my father-in-law is left.

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