Sunday, April 15, 2012


My grandmother on my dad's side, passed away from Alzheimer's on Saturday. She has been in a nursing home for the past several years, but in the past few months she has really declined.  I have lost both of my  grandmothers to Alzheimer's.  I truly hope they find a cure or a treatment for it because it's not looking good for me!

Friday while on my way to swim, my mom called and said the nursing home had called and said the family needs to come, it won't be much longer.  I drove to tell my masters coach that I wouldn't be able to stay and drove to the nursing home instead to see her one last time. 

Saturday, Lesley and I had planned on getting up and running at 6am, which is extremely early for the two of us.  Right after my alarm went off, she texted that she was sick and wasn't going to be able to make it.  So I reset my alarm and went back to sleep. I had to go to a meeting at 10 and couldn't wait to start later with Jeremy and Twila because I wouldn't be able to get my miles in before my meeting and didn't want to run in the dark by myself. Mom called at the end of my meeting to tell me that my grandmother had passed away.

I will always remember going to my grandma's house for Sunday dinners with the complete spread of "country" cooking: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits, creamed corn, macaroni and cheese and peach cobbler was my favorite meal.   She was the best cook and actually taught my mom how to cook after she and my dad were married.  I'm very thankful for that as well. My grandma loved her soaps and we always enjoyed watching and/or talking about Days of Our Lives when I was younger.


  1. So sorry Crystal. I did not realize she had passed away. Thinking of you during this time.

  2. Crystal, I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing. Thinking about your family!

  3. Aw, Crystal, I'm sorry. I just read this or I would have said something sooner. Love you!