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An Anniversary Memory, #FTSF

Grandma loved relaxing in the hot tub when she came to visit.


I had it installed, hoping the ability to sit in the soothing waters might help my chronic pain. Grandma and I both had chronic pain and we helped each other through it.

The soothing waters were nice enough, especially on a chilly night, but she seemed to get more out of it than I did. The heat was hard on my headaches, but helpful for most of the rest of my sore body.

At the end of July I think of my grandma because she was taken, on this date back in 2005, suddenly from our lives. The photo was taken, little more than a month earlier, on her anniversary with my grandpa. They’d been married for fifty-five years.

Never again would I get to sit with her here, seen in the photo above.

I miss all of my now long departed grandparents, but Grandma, I miss you, on this
Finish the Sentence Friday,
hosted by Kristi from Finding Ninee and
Kenya from Sporadically Yours,
all of us sharing a photo and a story to go along with it.


12 thoughts on “An Anniversary Memory, #FTSF

  1. Grandparents can be some of the most wonderful and influential people in our lives. My grandpa passed away almost 30 years ago, but I can close my eyes and see his smile and hear his sage advice as though we were together yesterday. So much of who I am today is because of him. Thank you for sharing this snippet of your own story, Kerry.

  2. What a great photo to share. I’m sorry about your Grandma but am happy that you have such happy memories with her sitting in the hot tub. My grandparents are all gone now but I remember special moments with all of them and cherish the memories Tucker makes with his grandparents so much.

    • Thanks Kristi. I am glad too, glad she got so much relief and enjoyment from that hot tub while she was alive.

      I love to see my nieces and nephews with their grandparents now. It’s the best.

  3. I lost my grandmother 2 years ago this month, and I miss her so much. Thank you for sharing this picture and memory of her with us. It’s lovely to have moments like this to remember and cherish. ❤️

    • Aw, very sorry for your more recent loss. Whether it’s a few or a lot of years, the sadness still hangs on, but memories make it tolerable and worthwhile to cherish. Thanks for reading.

  4. What a great photo of you and your grandmother and to have that memory of something you shared together. She looks like such a sweet lady.

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