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About one year ago I remember hearing about some very awful news My grandmother had died suddenly In my mind it was impossible that this could happen No one who was close to me had ever died before It was even harder to believe because my grandmother had been much more healthy than her husband She still worked as a babysitter during the days and that is where she died She was taking care of a four year old child and had a stroke while sitting in a chair The little boy just thought she fell asleep He tried very hard to wake her up but obviously couldnt When the paramedics finally came they said she had died the minute it happened To me the strangest part of my memories of that day is the fact that I dont really remember being told I think this may be because I didnt believe it My grandmother had taken care of me many times in my childhood She lived in the next town over with my grandfather for my whole life Every holiday she would cook so much food for my entire family that there would be leftovers and my family is huge seeing as my last name is ------ How could this woman not be ten minutes away anymore I just couldnt believe my parents and maybe that is why I dont remember being told The memory that stays with me is the memory of kneeling in front of her open coffin at the wake I had been to one funeral a long time ago when I was very young and it had been of a relative I did not know very well so this was my first actual experience in these things That and the fact that I finally realized everyone was telling me the truth are what I think made this memory so vivid I can picture her laying there right now I can
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