Doodle Bug (minikin) wrote,
Doodle Bug

Granny died this morning.

She celebrated her 108th birthday on June 11.

When Granny was born, Grover Cleveland was president of the US; Queen Victoria ruled England, and Marquess of Salisbury was Prime Minister.

When Granny was born, automobiles were still a fancy hobby for the eccentric rich, and ran on steam or electricity.

Granny was born twenty years after Bell needed Watson to "come here," two years before the invention of the typewriter, five years before Marconi received the letter "S" via radio transmission, 31 years before Philo Farnsworth rotated that little black line, 32 years before sliced bread, and 49 years before the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator was built in Philadelphia.

When Granny was teething, it was the custom to soothe a baby's gums with snuff. When Granny was six, she turned down the offer of a baby doll to give up her tobacco, and she dipped snuff until she moved into the nursing home, a little over two years ago.

She married twice and bore one child.

She taught me how to embroider.

I inherited her weak eyes and her love of reading.

She once said that she thought God had forgotten her. This morning, he remembered.

This was my Granny.

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