I'm SO glad to have this trip booked since I feared that my next trip to Denver was going to be for a funeral. I have several aging grandparents and whenever one of them calls, my heart skips a beat until I hear that there's no alarm in their voice. (I guess this means I should call them more often!)
I lost my dad's mom the day before I was due with my first child. My last conversation with her was along the lines of childbirth advice, of which she was an expert having done it a whopping 9 times! She's also the grandma that introduced me to sewing, and even though I hardly ever do it, I remember the basics that she taught me.
I'm lucky enough to still have one living grandma. She's a wonderful cook and really enjoys video poker in Central City (the gambling town outside of Denver). She's actually assembling for me a cookbook with all of her favorite recipes, and I'm so excited to see what it includes!
Based on a few converstions I've had with her, I would recommend (actually IMPLORE) you to ask your own grandma - memaw - nana - grandmother the following things:
- How to prepare your favorite meal that she makes.
- What her relationship was like with her grandma? Mother? Your parent? Your grandfather?
- What has changed the most (about society, family, etc) since she was your age?
- What does she want you to always remember about her?
- Are there decisions she made in her life that she would have made differently, knowing what she knows now?