Granny would always cook a goose for Dad when he came to visit.
My grandmother and I had a special bond but it wasn’t until recently that I realized just how much she had influenced my life. I learned many, many things from her. She taught me how to bake bread and cookies, how to make preserves and pickles (especially Mustard Pickles!), how to knit and make afghans and how to live frugally.
The cottage was a source of great memories like this. Here Granny and Grampy are celebrating his 80th birthday.
Vera was a strong, independent, hard working, intelligent, loving woman who spent her life taking care of her family. That was what made her happy. She greatly missed Grampy, who passed away 12 years ago, and my Dad who has been gone for 6 years. Hopefully, she has found them somewhere now and they are sitting around eating lobsters and teasing her.
My Grandmother Vera, she was a wonderful woman, I'm going to miss her.
I am going to miss her very much but I know that she will be forever in my heart, today and every day.