Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Granny Wade

We lost a dear lady this week. Granny Wade - aka Sydnia Crump Wade - lived 94 years before leaving us on January 2nd to join the angels in heaven. Technically, Granny Wade is our "step" great-grandmother. But for the many years Matt, Laura and I have been a part of this family, they have always, always treated us as true great-grandchildren. Granny gave the best hugs, had a sweet, happy smile and was so amazingly and admirably independent for a 94 year old. She raised her own garden of veggies each year, made the best pickles! lived in her own home, kept up with everything the 4 children, 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren (jacob and dylan) were doing.

When I am old, I want to live like she did. We all should.

It's like the preacher said at the funeral, we bet there were so many angels waiting to greet her at the Pearly Gates, but we're afraid they haven't been able to catch up with her yet!

Granny's birthday was near Thanksgiving, so in 2007 Jacob helped Granny get started on the Birthday Cake. He was eating icing off the cake with his fingers (no, I didn't realize it), and Granny thought it was so sweet and let him keep on doing it!

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