We will say a final farewell to a beloved grandmother and great-grandmother tomorrow. Mike's grandmother (A.K.A Nana) passed away on Friday afternoon. She was 92. I only knew her for 16 years but enjoyed her company and the way she welcomed me into her family. Mike is the oldest of the grandchildren and was adored by Nana and her late husband, DadDad. As Mike's grandparents had three daughters they were thrilled to lavish attention on this grandson. I never met DadDad as he died when Mike was in 7th grade. I will remember Nana for her stylishness, her love of storytelling and the history that she represented to the family. She didn't always get the stories right but they were always interesting (even after hearing them many, many times). She never learned to drive and was always so glad when we came to visit. We spent many a Sunday afternoon in her living room.
So, goodbye, lovely lady. You will be missed. God Bless You!