Elephant Appreciation Day
Today is Elephant Appreciation day. I forgot to take my picture of the Saturday sky… kicking myself. We were up early and headed out to the apple orchard to get our fill of apples. So far Monsieur Purl has made apple sauce and these lovely delightful creatures.
Finally my last surviving grandparent passed away today at 12:15pm. My maternal grandmother was 93 going to be 94 next month. She was born on October 10, 1913. She lived on her own in an assisted living place until last week when she went into the hospital. Just seems to be old age that got her in the end. At this point I believe there will be no funeral.
On my maternal side they are not a very close family. There are 12 siblings in my Mother’s family and an innumerable amount of cousins and 2nd cousins and probably 3rd cousins to me by now, but I couldn’t pick them out in a line up. My mother is taking it especially hard though, even though it seemed like every encounter they had ended up with my own mother getting mad (and of course me having to hear about it a lot). So needless to say there is a lot of drama today, as my husband (who is my mother’s favorite) even got yelled at today by her. I don’t need any condolences, but if you could send a positive thought my way that I make it through the drama, I would appreciate it.