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December 23, 2013

Giving

Filed under: Atmosphere — bitchontheblog @ 12:33
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When we received the telegram that my grandmother was on her deathbead, her daughter, my mother, consequently threw stuff into suitcases. I asked her [my mother] what to give to my grandmother. My mother (a no nonsense person) told me that the only gift worth giving that which we ourselves do not wish to part from. My mother’s word being my gospel I parted with that which was most dear to me. Not that it saved my grandmother.

I was very lucky. Am very lucky. I had two mothers. My grandmother and my mother. Spoilt? Sure. Depends how you define “spoilt”. It’s been decades – yet still cry over a woman who was everything to me.

There is that Carol I only listen to judiciously, loosely translated as “Christmas, Christmas, I am at home, under my (grand)mother’s tree…” And, as the song goes, I am indeed home on Christmas Eve. Candles.

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6 Comments »

  1. I too miss my grandmother at his time of year……. the only woman not to break my heart.

    Comment by magpie11 — December 23, 2013 @ 20:15 | Reply

  2. Miss my matriarchs more than I can say. Unconditionally loved. Think of them every day.

    Light and love.

    XO
    WWW

    Comment by wisewebwoman — December 24, 2013 @ 20:08 | Reply

  3. Merry Christmas my sweet friend

    Andro xxxx

    Comment by Gray Dawster — December 24, 2013 @ 20:11 | Reply

  4. I loved my grandmother so much. She was one of 14 children. Grandmother had 7. My mother had 4. My siblings have 2. Maybe our next generation will have 0 if they follow the trend.

    Comment by bikehikebabe66 — December 27, 2013 @ 20:36 | Reply

  5. Must be the season. I’ve been remembering my grandmother too. My maternal grandmother. She was a memorable woman. She died when I was only ten, but I’ll never forget her. Forty years later, her memories still make me laugh and get emotional.

    Comment by Maria — December 28, 2013 @ 05:37 | Reply

  6. b e a u t I f u l.

    Comment by My Inner Chick — December 30, 2013 @ 01:11 | Reply


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