A Farewell, Gramma Pike Brothers Campfire

Hello Friends. 

Today, my supervisor gave me the day off as we will be burying my grandmother.Β 

My Grandmother, An example of strength in difficult times.

 My eyes well with tears as I think about it. This will be a hard day for me. I loved her so very much. 

I remember my dad’s birthday party several weeks back. I was sitting by her and she leaned her head on my shoulder. 

While we sat and talked with those around the table, I somehow knew I had better soak the affection up and I hugged her back for a long time. 

I am glad I spent those precious few moments with her before she passed.

It is my intention to encourage everyone to express thier love while they have tho opportunity. I can think of times where I did not and I regret it.

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire.

54 thoughts on “A Farewell, Gramma Pike Brothers Campfire

  1. grumpygorman says:

    My condolences. My girlfriend is a Pike too. (person, not fish.. or so I am under the impression ;)) Blessings.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thank you Kristian. I appreciate your kindness. On a side note, I have used the phrase, ” that really burns my biscuits several times at work!”

  2. Craft Lover πŸ’– says:

    Sending you even more love… πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  3. Halbarbera says:

    Farewell Gramma Pike!

    No! It’s not farewell!

    It’s welcome to the a better, happier site!

  4. Julie Krupp says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing my grandmother was so difficult. She was a constant source of love and normalcy. Blessings to you and your family.

  5. Lydia Potter says:

    Awww so sweet, but hard to go through.
    When my great grandmother passed away last year at 100 years old, I realized that it is very important to show love to our family members while they are here. <3

    1. Benjamin says:

      That is a grand old age! I bet she had a lot of stories to tell! Thank you for stopping by, Lydia!

    2. rue202 says:

      100?! I thought it was pretty impressive when my great-grandmother passed away a few years ago at the age of 96.

          1. Lydia Potter says:

            I’m surprised you haven’t asked why I’m up so late. Lol good night

          2. rue202 says:

            LOL! It’s only afternoon where I am, so I keep forgetting that you aren’t on the same time frame as I am. Plus, I stay up quite frequently, so that’s another reason why I don’t notice.

  6. Dawn Renee says:

    Yes, show & say what needs to be seen & heard before it’s too late. To paraphrase a Mark Twain quote: We will regret the things we don’t do more often that that which we did do. Hoping for you many good breaks from the pain. I know it well.

  7. rue202 says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. She looks and sounds like such a sweet lady.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thank you! At 96, I am sure your grandmother had a lot to impart to us youngsters.

  8. Dad4Gracie says:

    Grandmothers are very special and very good at creating fond memories to take their grandchildren through difficult times…including the very difficult time when they must leave us.


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