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grandma died

2002-12-16 18:12:40+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

The storms of weekend weren't just rain and wind blowing in from the Pacific. Yesterday afternoon Margaret "Peg" Galloway Lyke, my grandmother, died. I hadn't talked to her in a very long time, she'd had a stroke a while ago and I kept thinking I'd get to New York to see her, but she got to her journey before I got to mine.

Charlene asked me about her, and I talked about my experiences and memories of her, and in that I realized that most of what I remember is being around her. Not doing anything specific, just what it was like to be and do things in the space she kept. Which is strange, because I've got lots of "doing" memories with the other three grandparents. And she was a very "doing" person.

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#Comment made: 2002-12-16 18:38:56+00 by: debrahyde


I'm sorry about your grandmother. If this means you're going to be in my neck of the woods, let me know and maybe events will fall where I can tell you in person. ~ Debra

#Comment made: 2002-12-16 19:44:55+00 by: Dan Lyke

At least she wasn't run over by a reindeer. It's made me think even more about family and community and the common ties of humanity. Maybe I better put some of those thoughts up on Flutterby when the context isn't quite as tightly tied to a current event.

Debra, I'd *love* to meet up with you when I visit that area. The usual problems with me going anywhere since Flutterby apply, mainly that I'm going to tick someone off by not getting together with you, but I'll fire off some email and maybe we can find a way to make this happen.

#Comment made: 2002-12-17 14:55:53+00 by: meuon

Memories are strange beasts, she was obviosly different than your other GrandParents and affected you differently. My condolences.