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Back in the 1980's, every year around Easter, all the grandchildren would go to my grandma's house to dye Easter eggs. It was so much fun. Her name was Betty. She used to can her own pickles so her ho
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Easter with Grandma

posted at 2/4/2010 8:53 PM EST
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Back in the 1980's, every year around Easter, all the grandchildren would go to my grandma's house to dye Easter eggs. It was so much fun. Her name was Betty. She used to can her own pickles so her house always smelled like garlic and vinegar. I remember her bright yellow counter tops and daisy wallpaper. We used to make the ugliest eggs, but it didn't matter because we had fun and got to spend time with grandma. As the years passed by and we grew older, we stopped going to her house. After I graduated, I went into the Army and moved to Texas. I married and had two children. In 1998, I received a call from my mother that grandma had ovarian cancer and they did not know how long she had. I packed up the kids and flew back home to MN. When I arrived, she was in a hospital bed that was in her living room. My children were only 13 months and 4 months old so we they did not know what was going on. We stayed about a week and flew back home to Texas. About 3 days after we left, grandma passed away. I was not able to go to the funeral, so in my mind it's like she never died. I never really had any closure like the rest of my family. I miss her everyday and think about her always. Well now it has been almost 12 years later and I make sure I create the memory of grandma at Easter and keep with the tradition.

Easter with Grandma

posted at 2/4/2010 9:28 PM EST
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Special people always stay alive in your heart and sharing her memories with your children will keep her close to you.

Easter with Grandma

posted at 2/4/2010 11:00 PM EST
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so sorry for your loss

Easter with Grandma

posted at 2/4/2010 11:19 PM EST
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I was sorry to hear of your loss. I think it is a great way to honor your grandmother by continuing the traditions and telling your memories of her to your children.

Easter with Grandma

posted at 2/5/2010 8:53 AM EST
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My mom died in 1992 and I do my best to install my baking memories with her into my sixteen year old daughter who never met her. My daughter loves to cook so it is easy for her to carrry on the traditions of long ago.

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