Friday Freebie!

May 10, 2013

I lost my Grandma to Alzheimer's in 2007 shortly after my Grandpa died in 2003. Over the time she was on her own I was just starting to drive and would visit her frequently at her assisted living home. We would have dates to get our nails done on the weekends and as a family, we'd take her out to dinner throughout the week. I started leaving her little notes around the house before we'd leave and some times she'd remember and other times she wouldn't. I once left her one that read "holler". The next time I saw her I asked her what my note said and she had responded saying "holler". I was beaming she remembered and even more giddy by the way she said it.

You see, Grandma would pucker her lips, cock her mouth to the side and say "holler" with such determination and such pride, I couldn't get enough of it. From then on up until the last days with her in Hospice, I'd ask her to say "holler" and she would, with the same pride and determination she did the as the first time she said it.


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14 comments

  1. This is fabulous and what a wonderful memory! I lost my grandmother suddenly in '09 but the funny things she said still stick with me. Your story made me smile. Thanks for the freebie!

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  2. This made me smile :) Thank you.

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  3. flippin' LOVE this one! My fave so far :)

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  4. You're the best!

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  5. I just teared up reading this...My grandma and I are extremely close and this made me so happy and sad at the same time. What a sweet story. I'm for sure downloading this!

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  6. I just LOVE your friday freebies! So beautiful.

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  7. Thank you for the Friday Freebie, Aubrey!

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  8. This is such a happy and bright freebie, with great meaning behind! I am changing my iphone background now!
    xx,
    Becky
    cellajane.blogspot.com

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  9. I smile every time I swipe my phone to turn it on now. Thank you for this!!!

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  10. You have such a great eye for colors and patterns that seem like they would never go together, but totally DO! I LOVE THIS!!! Just saved it to my work computer as the desktop background, so I see it double-double (two screens) all day! :)

    xoxo,
    Gayle | Grace for Gayle

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  11. bahaha! This is excellent. I say this all the time. People make fun of me, but HELLO it's a great word. Holler.

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  12. thank you i snagged all three! :) very summery!
    www.noraspaulding.blogspot.com
    Nora

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