Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nana Passed

On my way back with George from BJ's Pizza I got a call from Mom.  She said that she had to tell me something but to pull over 1st.  Right then I knew what she was going to say.  Her mom, the one I call Nana, passed away.  For the rest of the day, flashes of memories of her came.  Memories like when we would go to the Ice Dogs hockey games together and she would yell out things to the team like "nice skating" because they had not made a goal yet.  Imagine an 80 year old woman yelling out things during the came which always made me laugh. 

She was such a strong woman. She was still mowing her lawn at 60.  At 70 she said that she was slowing down.  At 70.  Dang. I want to be like that.

She loved sports: Hockey, football, baseball.  She loved crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.  My last memory of Nana is helping her put together a puzzle the last time I was in SoCal this past summer in July.

There are to phrases that she would say and I still think about them and follow them.  The 1st is: "it is not what you know but who you know."  The 2nd is that if you are going to buy something (like a computer or camera etc) you might as well pay a little more for a good one that will last.

I love you Nana and I will miss you.
Posted by Eric at October 15, 2009 10:24 PM
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