February 26, 2006

Even in Death...

It is going to take a lot of time for me to accept that my grandmother is gone and that she was stolen away by some selfish prick with nothing better to do than drink his pathetic life away. I'm incredibly angry at life for taking her now, like this, so unfairly.

But even in death there is still a silver lining, of sorts ... I suppose ... In some sick and morbid way, I'm kind of glad that my grandmother died the way she did - she died being who she was - a helper, a doer, and one stubborn lady.

You see, my grandmother was not your typical lady. Her husband died of cancer over 40 years ago, leaving her to raise 3 kids on her own. After that she designed and built the house she lived in for the rest of her life. She was a school teacher with two Masters Degrees and a world traveler that most military personnel couldn't hold a candle to. There are places that today even young men should be careful about traveling to that she brazenly went to over the last 25 years, even as an elderly woman. She followed protocol and custom, always learning about cultures around the world - I found no less than 5 foreign language dictionaries on just one of her bookshelves. She was a ground breaking woman that did what she thought was right, regardless of how difficult it might be.

Even in her death, she will continue to push the limits of what society has accepted as normal. This time, she will be the center of creating a new local legal precedent. The case brought against the other driver will be the first in the county to be prosecuted under new, stricter, and more lengthy maximum punishments. As tough as it will be, I'm am glad that my grandmother, such a strong woman in life, will continue to help her fellow man through her death.

Posted by Princess Cat at February 26, 2006 10:15 AM @ 10:15 AM in Ok, I'm Serious Here // Permalink | TrackBack

.. glad you are back, Cat....

Posted by: Eric at February 27, 2006 06:15 PM

Wow. Just wow. I hope you are hanging in there; I love the tribute you are able to give your grandmother. And that stepmom of yours? Holy crap. I hope your grandmother will be able to poke that woman around a little bit and straighten her up from where she is. ;) Jesus H, I still can't believe that this is a true story, all of it. I'm so sorry that you had to lose her this way.

Posted by: dawn at February 27, 2006 08:29 PM