R.I.P., Granny

My grandmother, as a young woman

This morning I woke up to the news that my grandmother, Audrey Alleyne (she went by Alleyne) passed away last night. It’s sad news but I wasn’t too surprised. Her health has been declining for many years as she battled with dementia.

At my high school graduation in 2003.

I prefer not to remember her how she was at the end. I want to remember her as she was when I was a child: always full of laughter, generous and fun. Dementia took that away from her and made her confused and scared.

My only regret is that I didn’t learn to crochet from her when she still remembered how. I still have one of her crocheted blankets.

Hug your loved ones tight tonight!

2 thoughts on “R.I.P., Granny

  1. I am so very sorry Erin! Death is such a brutal concept to grasp, understand and to live with. Take very good care of yourself and be as well as possible! Lots of love!

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