my grandmother passed away last wednesday.
it was somewhat unexpected as she was recovering extremely well from the stroke. in the end it was a lung infection she got at the hospital that proved to be stronger than her.
there are a few things i absolutely loved about her that i'd like to share:
.she live in the countryside and i've always called her 'avó dos mé-més' (something like 'baa baa grandma') because, as a little girl, i'd always see farm animals around her house
. she was feisty and witty and loved to talk
. she had the most amazing memory - she could tell you the entire history of portugal, street names from lyon and the bus lines she used to take there, back in the 70's, and so on..... still at the age of 88!
. she always shared curious little details about personalities and places
. she was a very giving person
. 90% of my visits, she'd have giant underware out, hanging, to dry :) she didn't mind i laughed
.she had the funniest facial and speech expressions
. she would always have her pure white hair up, in a braided bun
. she loved me and i love her