She loved the color purple! She insisted on wearing fancy hi heeled shoes even with swollen sore feet! She made meals consisting of everything each individual person liked - steak, meetballs, hotdogs and ring bologna, mashed potatoes, twice baked potatoes and potato chips (Pringles to be exact)!
Some say she was controlling, to others she was sweet and so thankful to see you!
And, as far back as I can remember, she was always dying!
Many family events were focused on her new potentially fatal disease. After multiple exploratory surgeries for cancer, she settled for just telling people that she was "not good".
Then her husband died and then her son and she went from believing that she was dying to wanting to be the next to die! According to her daughter, she has been planning her funeral for the past 15 years!
Well, today is the day! This lady who started to truly shrink away has been described as spunky and sassy but at the age of 91, I believe that now she is finally just relieved!
Her funeral will be part official tradition but mostly party. Purple flowers will float in small bowls on each table. Wine and manhattans will be served. Lawrence Welk polka music will play in the background along with "How Great Thou Art".
In the end, God was good to her and after years of worrying about death to longing for it, he took her quietly in her sleep! The greatest gift!
Go in peace, Grandma Marcie