Thursday, March 15, 2007

Veronica Grace

My grandmother passed away this morning. It was a bit unexpected. She had been doing really well at her rehabilitation, but she fell and things apparently spun out of control pretty quickly.

Her name was Veronica Grace Mary Mazurek, née Lehmann, by way of Jacobsen. She outlived two husbands and had five children. She was born in 1928, the same year Mickey Mouse debuted, within a month of Noam Chomsky, Philip K. Dick, and Bo Diddley.

She was a pretty cool lady, warm and quietly funny. I'll tell you about her sometime.

I never got to make her the lasagna I promised her when I saw her last.

I'll be back soon.


Chris said...

Hey Maht, my sincere condolences to you.

Grandmothers are wonderful. They spoil us when we're little, they always have such interesting stories to tell about their life in the 'old days', and they always manage to make us feel special.

Take this time to reflect on the good memories. Make that lasagna now, in her honour.

Take care

Caroline said...

Hugs Maht. Huge hugs.

Anonymous said...


I am so sad for you.


Anonymous said...

My condolences, Mr. T. I'm sure she loved her tall, funny grandson a great deal, even without the lasagna.

basest said...

I'm sorry to hear that. I only met her the one time, but I recall her being a nice lady.

Anonymous said...

hey maht,

i know there are never the right words in a situation like this, but i'm thinking about you and your family.

peace & hugs,


Nikki Neurotic said...

I am so sorry to hear this.


S. Kearney said...

Sorry to hear, Maht. I send you my condolences. I remember your moving post about the hospital visit.

Unknown said...

Oh Maht. Please do tell us about your Grandmother when you feel ready. It sounds like she brought richness into your life. I send you big hugs. V

nmj said...

hey maht, so sorry to hear about your grandmother, take good care x

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Maht, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. It sounds as if she wasn't around long enough, but made really good use of the years she had.

If incense is believed to waft to heaven, surely the aroma of lasagna can, too. Make it anyway. She'll know it's for her.

Unknown said...

Maybe a song to go with the lasagna - when you're ready.

Ms Baroque said...


Very sorry to hear about your grandmother. This is hard.

But don't worry about the lasagna. Imagine if you'd done everything you'd ever said you were going to do for her - you'd have been finished! The fact that you had an outstanding thing means you were still ongoing with her and that is lovely.

When my grandmother died I was worried about something she thought that wasn't true, a misunderstanding that hadn't been cleared up - and my mother said, well, she understands now and it's all right.

You take care of yourself.

Unknown said...

Veronica Grace - what a wonderful name. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ms Melancholy said...

Lots of love Maht. And hugs too.

* said...

My condolences. Thinking of you and your family. Take care.

Liz Dwyer said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Here's a virtual hug from me to you.

Amy said...

Maht, I'm so so sorry. Both of my grandmothers kind of died the same is hard to say good-bye to people we love.

But they leave their footprints on our hearts, I think, and so they always stay alive inside of us.

Feel better soon.