This morning when I woke up I had the word from my brother Donnie in email that our grandmother had passed away. Got it confirmed by my Aunt Teresa later by phone. It’s not really a surprise, given that this was Grandma Hyson, the same grandmother who suffered a stroke several weeks ago. I was expecting to get a call like this at some point this year.
Doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck, though.
Anybody who really does need to get in touch with me, though, I will be monitoring my email. And there’s also always voice, if you have my cell phone number.
And here is my grandmother in her younger years, thanks to a picture just recently sent me by my sister Sarah in email. I really like this picture. I think that if Grandma had been a heroine in a novel, she would have been described as “not a traditional beauty, but a handsome and striking woman nonetheless.”