Sunday, 20 July 2008

My Grand Ma...

My Grandma passed away this friday. My Mom's mother. She was 73. She was a bit Schizophrenic and thankfully didn't suffer much when it happened.

She was a Grandmother I never had. She was barely able to recognize anyone other than her 3 daughters. Her recognizing range was just about 10 people and that didn't include me. I had to introduce myself to her everytime I visited her.

It's one thing not to have a Grandmother at all, its totally another thing to have a Grandmother who sits with you and narrates stories and advices you and things. But it's a different thing altogether to have a Grandmother who can't even recognise you. It aches. I hear my friends tell me tales about their Grandmas, I see Grandmas of my friends and it aches. My dad's mom died when I was in the 3rd Grade. Didn't know much of her either. Both my Grand dads died when my parents were young themselves. So I've never had Grand Parents at all.

It was pretty difficult for me to see my Mom all teary eyed. I almost burst out myself. Grandma was kinda not talking to anyone and bed ridden for the past 10 years, but it obviously affects my mom that her Mom is no more...

I was just talking to my mom about grandma and my mom told me that she drinks her Milk hours after it's kept out for her. She wants it to be absolutely cold and not hot at all. That's how I drink mine!

I wonder if I would've been a different person if my Grand Parents were there for me when I was growing up.

I hope her soul rests in Peace, she was a good Mother, my Mom turned out alright. She must have been a nice person, I'm sure. I was just unlucky not to know her at all.

8 comments:

Narain said...

Sorry about your gramma.
Three of my four grandparents are still alive.
But I was never close to them. Or rather they were never close to me.
Its all life mate.
Cheers.

rt said...

i'm sorry for ur loss. i lost my grandpa last year. He was the only man I loved.I was not there when he passed away, cud not be thr. I knew abt it after 2 whole months. I cant describe the pain. its beyond anyting and still haunts me every day. Its always difficult losing ur near ones , whether u know them or not.

Karthik.H said...

@narain
Thanks. It's never late to get to know them mate...

@rt
that musta hurt. Yeah, guess you are right...

productivelylazy said...

Sorry man.. Even i've never know my grandparents , most of them were gone even before i was born and yeah even i wonder how different my life would have been if they had been there..

And the milk thing is amazing coincidence cause i knw how cold u like ur stuff..

Rakesh said...

i still imagine the Phone calls man ....!!! http://rakeshramani.blogspot.com/2007/05/phone-call-and-voice.html

Karthik.H said...

@sriram

Yeah, fate i guess...

@rakesh

Woah!

Şuρēŗmųr™ said...

My condolences are yours dude! I'm so sorry!

Javits said...

May her soul rest in peace.