|RIP Randi 1917-2012|
To us, nothing is/was more important than family and friends. It's what makes life worth living.
Her warm nature, her zest for life. Her flexibility: just drop by anytime....
We both seem(ed) to nag, but I think it was more of a reminder....
For almost 95 years she loved and was loved.
She ran from the Nazis with her infant son after her husband refused to work for them.
She raised a boy and a girl as a "married single mom"... the wife of a ship's captain - she didn't see her husband much. She worked lots of jobs through the years... but mostly because she loved being around people.
I will miss her. 94 and three-quarters is quite a long life. She was of sound mind until the very end. She was a fighter.
And now she has let go.
The end of an era. I realize this weekend that I had her in my life as long as I had my own grandmother - about 18 years.
I will miss you, Randi. I hope I learned enough from you! Thank you for accepting me into the family as more of a granddaughter than granddaughter-in-law. Thank you for everything, especially all your love.
If there is a heaven. Please find my Mom. She will welcome you...after all - you're family.