Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Death Day

One year ago today my Granny Nan passed away. So I guess that makes today her Death Day. We buried her ashes this summer in Georgia next to my Grandpa.

Its funny that we celebrate friends and family on their birthday, but when people die it seems like the day they die is a sad day. I don't know if I should be unhappy today but really, today was better than yesterday.

I had a dream a couple of nights ago where I was walking down the street where my Granny's house was and I got to the door and there were cars in front. I went in and she was sitting on the couch. In the dream she was dead too, so I went up and put my arms around her and yelled "You're alive!" She told me that her cruise ship had crashed on an island and that, while people on the ship had died, she and her friend had survived.

The dream continued and people kept coming in and congratulating her for being alive. It was all very somber and surreal. I sat on the couch in her living room, and for just one moment I let myself believe that her death had been a dream. Then I woke up.

This is the only time I can ever remember having a dream where Granny was in it, at least since her death. I thought it fitting that in my dream she was not only alive, but healthy and had an air of happiness to her. I know if I had survived a crashed cruise ship, I would be happy too.

Oh, she was also in a flowery dress. I can only assume that she hadn't changed out of her island attire.

Love ya Granny.

Newt

5 Ripples in the pond:

Thomas said...

I don't remember many times that I saw Granny that she wasn't happy, even near the end. She always made me smile, especially with the words "WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR LUNCH, PETE!?!?"

On a side-note, I saw a news report of a woman who turned 100 this year and it made me think of Grandpa Pete. I just though, if he were still alive, he would be a century old...

mom-in-law said...

your granny is watching over you and she came to you in your dream to let you know that she is not sick anymore and is in a good place and happy. I know you loved your granny very much, Thomas told me about you and her. Remember her love for you and your love for her and she will always be with you.
Love you
Mom-in-law

Trinity said...

Damn, that was deep.

Thomas said...

:)

Thomas said...

For not having much to do with you lady gone, you sure haven't been blogging much!