I remember all too well the memories of the church my Grandma and Grandpa attended, and where we said out final goodbyes. I did not like that church. The pews are hard and the sermons were scary. My parents were married in that church, we celebrated so much life there. Grandma's 90th, I remember it like it was yesterday. All 4 of us kids, nephews, Mom and Dad stayed at the farm. Only 1 bathroom. RyGuy and I drove 20 some miles to McDonalds to use the bathroom, we got Ice Tea. Grandma loved her Coca-Cola from McDonalds. She loved Coca-Cola and in my opinion there is nothing better than fountain Coke - glass bottle is my next choice.
Here is the funny story - after Grandma was laid to rest there was a buffet of sorts. It was like the magazine Taste of Home came to life. The food of the midwest, yummy, yummy, yummy. I suppose there were maybe 70 people there, maybe less - I didn't count. I happened to take the seat next to someone that nobody knew. Wait - my Uncle Don knew him. Metal folding chairs and large tables filled the room and I sit next to someone no one knows. My sister, my Mom and Dad, my Uncle, my Aunt all asked me who he was. I had no idea - our family has some definate traits. German noses, ears, you pretty much can pick any of us out of a crowd. Tall - well not giant tall, but tall. This man was maybe 5'8, who was he and somehow I was to know the answer because I was sitting next to him. I turned to him and asked him if he was funeral crasher. It was rather funny, but it turns out he was a hospice chaplain. Oops... there goes my mouth again.
What I gained from my Grandma is my bullish personality (aka, no filter. I don't think much before I speak) freckles - I got her freckles and my love of quilting. She didn't die with much, the only thing I want is her quilt book. She looked at it daily and all the quilts she made were in there. She made SO many.
On that note, I have a Frozen quilt in my machine that I will finish, my Mom will bind it. Then after that - I shall quilt on. To you Grandma.
Told you we are tall. My beautiful family. Oh, P.S. the babies are good - Lilli Joon has a tumor, I pray it's not serious. But St. Louis, snosno, JayJay, and Tod Jeffrey Allen Knight Wing HalfHorse, Toothless Orange Phart... they are good.