dear email family,


At Grandma's birthday party we each got a wooden ornament with her picture on it. Since then it has hung right by Ivar's reading chair in his room. Ivar likes to give Grandma sips of water from his bottles, and especially likes it when the littlest kitten gives Grandma a goodnight kiss. I like it that Ivar still knows his great grandma.

Grandma died one year ago today. I miss her a lot. I just spent an hour reading emails she sent out to the family over the past few years and it made her feel very near.

I love Grandma's strong voice in her writing. Felt like she had just sent these emails today.

Here are some favorites from Grandma B.

Dear email family,
What a joy to be able to visit with you again. Some were sure I had to buy a new computer, but our Vern who takes care of the many computers out at the electronics building was able to fix it--how ? don't ask me. I was taking a nap and when I awoke , Margaret was here with her neighbor and Vern was busy fixing. How long they had been here I don't know. How thankful I am. He made other things on this machine be more handy and better for me. I said all I want to do is e-mail but now I can reach facebook and bring up the blogs much easier. And all he would take is "Thanks"
Psalm 107:1,2
"O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble."
Life here in Venture Out is comfortable for me. I simplllllly waited patiently [ or not so patiently-] for this machine to be fixed and read two books
 
I love you all, if you wish to be deleted from my e-mail list, please let me know. Too many messages are not needed. Grandma B.
 
Dear email family,
What a lovely day for a walk. Sunny but cool, a little wind and a clear blue sky. Ann left me a lot of pretty glads to play with yesterday. I made one white bouquet and one yellow, with other things to go with them. She also brought a huge purple and green gladiola bouquet. So my house has lots of color.
 
I've been doing a little painting.  Would like to try painting the evergreen in our front yard on the farm, that one Christmas was completely covered with snow after Phil had put all the colored lights on it. we had to add another set every year, the tree grew so fast. That was always a must before the kids came home from college. It was so pretty and they always looked forward to seeing it. My, that's a long time ago and that time went so quickly. It was always such a joy when they arrived--still is--
 
O, my new hearing aids have arrived, I'm so anxious to try them out. Will get them Friday when Ann and I will go to Fairmont.
 
Don has put some new information about Jan on 'caring bridge'. She has had some new changes on her tongue that should improve her ability to swallow. Was back to the hospital at the U yesterday to have this done. she is back home and Don is busy keeping her comfortable. How fortunate we are to have him to care for her.
 
Tonight is Bingo, plan to go and play. I was so disgusted when I found out we had services with Rev. Wilson this morning and I didn't know it. That's what I get for not looking at the black board early in the morning. But I cook my own oatmeal, with peaches and blue berries and english walnuts on top with plenty of butter and brown sugar--very good. and I don't go down till noon.
our verse for today: I am thinking a lot about Mt. Carmel these days, we will be gathering our family there next July. I found writtten in my Bible : " theme for Mt. Carmel in July of 1995,"
Isaiah 43:1
"Now thus says the Lord,
He who created you,
He who formed you,
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you:
I have called you by name, you are Mine."
So many wonderful Messages we received over the years, this was my 57th year of enjoying " a litttle bit of heaven at Carmel. So many good speakers, both for grown ups and the children.
Love you all, Grandma B.

Dear email family,
...mom made lots of rolled sugar cookies and drop cookies, guess she made all the ones I made, too. Plus she made divinity!! and she didn't have an electric mixer for years and years. Lots of arm power. Mom was so great, how she ever did all she did, I'll never know--maybe when I get to heaven she can tell me--I doubt wwe'll have time--think all we will do there is sing praises to our loving Heavenly Father. Love you all, Grandma B.
 

4 comments:

margaret harrington said...

Thanks Becca, for letting us hear Mom's voice again. She was an amazing woman and I'm so thankful for having her for 65 years!

margaret harrington said...

Thanks Becca, for letting us hear Mom's voice again. She was an amazing woman and I'm so thankful for having her for 65 years!

margaret harrington said...

Guess I take after Mom with my computer abilities..don't know why that posted twice but want to add that we have a spruce tree in our backyard that brother Carl helps decorate each Christmas. It is beautiful with the big colored lights just likeDad used to use and it reminds me of all the times we would arrive at the farm eagerly looking for the lights of Christmas!

Kirk said...

Hi Becca,
Elsa's fb post brought me to your poop and puke post--to which I'll refrain from making any comments :) But then I got to this post. Thanks for sharing! So many memories. I had saved quite a few of Grandma's emails, but lost them when my computer died. Do you have her emails in some kind of electronic format that is easy to share? If so, I'd love to get them.
It's been way too long!
Love, Kirk