Tuesday, November 20, 2012

30 Thankful Days -- Day 20

Day 20 -- I'm thankful for my Nana.  She was very special to me and I have tons of wonderful memories of spending time with her.  Memories that might seem silly to others...her housecoat, the pickle she would put on my plate next to my sandwich at lunchtime, the over-flowing cabinet of margarine tubs she saved, how she washed the plates with soap before putting them in the dishwasher, the stashes of coins and money she hid away for the occasional trip to the casino, Shirley Temples with extra cherries that she made me, her special daubers and lucky trinkets she had when she played bingo...but all the things that made her my Nana.  She also loved to knit, sew, and create all kinds of unique crafts...she is definitely one of the reasons I also love these things!

She's been gone almost 17 years, and I still miss her!  I love you Nana!


  1. Such great memories! I really miss my Grandma and Grandpa, but am lucky to have wonderful memories of them too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The only Grandma I knew has been gone 30 years. She was kind, but not the type of Grandma you got close to. You have wonderful memories to cherish--that is a blessing.

  3. I had a "Nana" too. She was my great-grandmother. She ran a rescue mission in Phila. She was very strict but I knew she loved me & my siblings.. That's what counts as I look back on memories of her.

  4. p.s. Looks like I can see a "twinkle" in your Nana's eyes :)

  5. Anonymous1:42 PM

    As I read your post I burst out into tears. I just lost my nana this yr in March. She was my mama too, I grew up with her because my parents were too young to care for me. My nana taught me to sew, cook she was so gentle and loving with me. She never judged me no matter how stupid I was and made bad choices, she respected me and held me in her arms when I reaped my consequences. Never judging me. I love that woman she sacrificed everything for all of us in her family. I hope she knew how much I loved her and what a stamp she left on us kids. Your nana sounds wonderful.


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