Friday, November 14, 2008
90 x 365: Grandma H
This is a picture of my grandparents (my Dad's parents) when they got married. I have no idea what year it was, although I imagine my father will know. Grandma H looks so happy there. Soft and flowy and gentle.
Looking back, I feel like I didn't know my Grandmother too well. I know things about her, but not from a personal relationship, but rather from stories I hear from other people. I know she liked poems and limericks. Her favourites were slightly off coloured and mischievous. I know she liked to garden. She had a huge garden and planted a lot of flowers and veggies.
There are things that make me think of her. Roasted peanuts with the skins still on, but out of the shell. Dried banana chips. Fall colours - rust, gold, green. Rubber boots.
I look at the old pictures of her and I wish I had known her better.