Mudcat Café message #444645 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33270   Message #444645
Posted By: Naemanson
19-Apr-01 - 03:32 PM
Thread Name: Goodbye Nana....
Subject: RE: Goodbye Nana....
Andrea, burglar is right. But as we empty the apartment and it contains less and less of her it becomes easier. Plus we have each other to lean on. Ordinarily on our visits home bedtime is around 10:00 or 11:00 with our parents trundling off earlier. Now we stay up after midnight talking of the family history and the items we have found. This morning I transcribed a tape recording Nana made of her childhood on the farm in Brewer. She was talking of her father's dog, Nemo and how "Nemo" became a family dog name.

My car is full of stuff I have inherited. Some will be just more stuff but some has real meaning. I have the lamp that sat for years on her desk. I have the drawings of the skipjack she and my grandfather rebuilt. I have the magazine rack I made for her one Christmas. These are special things that will always remind me of her.

Tomorrow I pull out and head back to Bath. My sisters are staying on longer. It has been hard but also cleansing.

My heart is with you Andrea. As Susan says we must cling to the fact that they were with loved ones when they left this world. There is comfort there. I hope I will be as lucky.