When a grandma flies away

When a grandma dies a piece of history goes with it: 90 years of life, memories and feelings, all go, suddenly.

My grandma died recently and many flashbacks and memories have resurfaced all of a sudden. Feelings you did not know you had inside come up to life and just don’t want to go away.

My grandmother was twice a mum just like your mum.  She was different, she was special, she was a grandmother.
She was a lover of taste: her apron knew all the flavours of the kitchen: from homemade pasta, to wonderful risottos and delicious apple cakes. What I have learned from her will stay with me forever, just like her tender words when she used to pass me her wisdom and her passion for life.

She only had one man in her life, who, when he was dying held her hand and said “I love you, see you again”. A fairy tale of modern times? Perhaps. Enough to give me chills through my spine.

As a child many times her hand made ​​me fall asleep; she would calm me, make me dream and teach me about love. There is no substitute for a grandmother.

I will cherish your memories forever.

Ciao nonna XXX

A 19th grandmas chest of drawers

A 19th grandmas chest of drawers

A 19th grandmas bedroom furniture

Grandmas memories

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12 Responses to When a grandma flies away

    • Alida

      Thank you Sarah X

  1. gloria

    really Im.sorry your loss Alida and I know you loved so much your grand mom

    • Alida

      Thank you Gloria X

  2. Louise

    Dear Alida,

    I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. This must be such a difficult time for you and your family.

    I am a true believer in Guardian Angels. I’m sure she will be watching over you and your family giving a nudge here and there when necessary. There is nothing quite like a grandmother’s Love:)

    Please stay well, Alida…I’m so sorry to hear this news, Louise

    • Alida

      I do believe in Guardian Angels too and I know she is out there looking upon us. Thank you Louise for your kind words! X

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Alida, I am so sorry for your loss of your grandma! I also have lost my 2 grandma’s and I can understand how you must feel. Your words are beautifully said with eloquence that I am sure she is in heaven surrounding you with love. I love your words about her apron. I never thought about the apron, that is part of her, and I can just imagine all of the wonderful tasty things that she must have made and taught you as well. There is a poem that I have read called “My Mother’s Apron”, and it is so good. It could apply to your grandma as well. I am sure your memories will keep her with you forever. Thanks for sharing your very moving and personal story with us. Blessings, Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Thank you Dottie. Your comments are always very kind. Thanks for your beautiful words XX

  4. la cucina di Molly

    Mi dispiace tanto per la perdita di tua nonna, la mia è da parecchio che non c’è più! Anche per me è stato triste perderla, ma rimangono i suoi ricordi che custodisco nel cuore e che non dimenticherò mai! Un abbraccio!

    • Alida

      Grazie Molly. Le nonne sono sempre preziose! E ci rimarranno sempre nel cuore.

  5. .gloria

    of course I believe you and Im sure your nona will be your Guardian Angel:))

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