Monday, June 20, 2016
Most people who know me are aware of the love I have for "Grandma Martha". Grandma was 98 in May. We could see the life being drained from her body. She began sleeping most of the day. Her memory was playing tricks on her. The only person she consistently recognized was my dad, her only child. She lost her 1st husband ( my grandfather ) in 1969. She later remarried Delbert VanHoy.
Delbert was a jolly man who brought laughter back into the life of Grandma Martha. They married in 1975, but she was widowed again in 1976. Once again grandma was on her own. That didn't stop her from maintaining a full-time job as the manager of an apartment complex. In 1996 she moved to Fairview, right across the street from me. When she first arrived, she was maintaining an exercise regimen that consisted of walking 2 miles daily. She had several walking partners but she soon was walking alone. Osteoporosis began to take a toll on her body. She didn't complain much, just altered one leg of her slacks so they were even.
I'm really going to miss my 1996 Grandma Martha. I'm waiting to reunite with her in heaven. I miss Grandma Martha.
Much love, Dennis