07 February 2008

Sifting thru sadness...

My grandpa passed away a couple of weeks ago after suffering a heart-attack. He had the choice of getting a bypass surgery about 5 years ago but his heart was so unhealthy at that time, there was no guarantee he would even survive the procedure. He decided to let things go and enjoy his life while he had a little time left. He was to be 80 this year. After the memorial service, we were all at my mom's house and she went thru the kitchen drawers and asked me to copy some of my great-grandma's crocheted potholders and counter protecty things. My grandpa always used them when he cooked. I spent a few evenings making a bunch of these, thinking of him. Anyhow, these are my finished items (old next to the new). Working on them really helped me work thru the sadness ( grief is such a big word) I've felt this week. Every day it gets better...

it's so sad that items like pot holders can last longer than a human life...

1 comment:

maidenelf said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I'm glad, however, that you have your grandpa's potholders and that you're making your own... What a nice, tangible connection to him. Your sweet memories will comfort you. :)