- She didn't complain about her misfortunes. If someone had good reason to complain I think she would, but she didn't. She was optimistic and made the best of the days she had.
- She loved her five children and they all knew it. She spent lots of time talking and laughing with them. And I laughed so hard I started crying again when one of her sons told a story about her farting and laughing.
- She was so grateful for her children and cherished the time that she had with them. Since then I have really been trying to do the same with my own children. If that means that I neglect my blog and my housework a little, so be it.
- She was always busy. Anytime that she was watching tv or a movie she was also working on a project. She showed people that she loved them through the gifts that she made. It made me think although she didn't know me that well she took the time to make a gift for my wedding and a beautiful blanket when Thing 1 was born. I feel honored that she would take some of her precious time to do that for me.
It was the first non-LDS funeral that I have ever attended and I really liked how after the minister said his part and we sung a few hymns, they let those in attendance get up and say a few words. It was cool to hear the stories that other people shared about them.
A few things about Super Grandma:
- One of her former high school students called her "a force of nature". I thought that was pretty awesome.
- Her house felt so completely empty without her.
- She had a reputation for being dependable and for reaching out to others.
- He was stubborn, but in a good way. If he decided that he was going to do something, you could consider it done.
- He built his own house as well as many other things (he was a shop teacher by profession).
- He read many books and encouraged others to read also.