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January 11, 2009



That was beautiful. Many hugs to you!


That's a lovely tribute, Laurie. Cry as hard and as long as you need to. It's ok.


You've captured what it's like to lose someone. I'm reading this at 2 in the morning with my grief-induced insomnia.
She looks so elegant in the pearls and so cute in the other shots. And you look a bit like her.


Oh Laurie. I lost my grandmother just now as well, so this made me bawl my eyes out. I'll be thinking about you.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

You truly are an amazing writer.

I'm sorry for you loss but I also envy what an amazing grandmother you had.


I love this post--you wrote it all so perfectly. I didn't know if I was crying because it was crafted so well and reminded me of my grandmother, or if it was because you had me laughing so hard.


Laurie, you have completely captured the essence of your grandmother & the deep friendship you had with her. I LOVE the poem. May it be so.


I just recently found your blog, through BlogHer. I came here not knowing what to expect, or whether I would stay. I know now that I will read anything that you have to say.

My grandmother too was my best friend. She left this life almost 5 painfully long years ago. (January 26, 2004)

I am sorry, so very sorry, for a loss that not everyone can truly comprehend. But, I am happy that you have so many incredible memories. Most of all I am happy to have found your blog, and to be here to share them with you.

San Diego Momma

I also came here from BlogHer and what a wonderful post for me to find.

I loved reading about your grandmother, and in a way, reading this was healing. I lost a grandmother figure last November (she died the same day and the same time as my mom had 11 years ago, so it was especially difficult to process).

Anyway. It's so important for me to remember what I loved about both my mom and good friend, and NOT settle on the despair. Your post reminded me of that.



I am very sorry for your loss. This is a very moving and very real piece of writing about a loved one. It is good to see that it can be done. It shows her like a real person and it is the kind of obituary anyone would want, I think. It shows that she LIVED and that she was very much loved!

She was so beautiful in her pearls and in her Santa's cap!

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