Today I lost my last living grandparent, my Grandma Paine. She was the one I said I always wanted to be like when I grew up. After my grandpa died she became the hottie of the senior center where she lived… and she LOVED IT. Even as her eyesight worsened she continued to tear up the dance floor and perform on stage in the center’s shows. She told me once that the other performers on stage would just steer her away from the edge if she got too close!
When we went to visit she was always so upbeat and friendly to everyone. At one point she had this adorable boyfriend and they were the social butterflies of the place. Chase got to meet her twice in Florida while visiting when he was little.
When her health got worse she moved northwest to be with her daughter and she suffered from Dementia. I hadn’t seen her in a long time… too long… but she made an impression on me that I’ll hold onto forever. Love you, Grandma! I hope to one day be the hottie in the old folks home in your memory.