Wednesday, September 21, 2005

In Cars

I was born in Sacramento as was my sister. My badge at work used to say Sacramento for hometown but, after being told "I live right off of (insert street) and (insert intersecting street)" and nodding knowingly many times, I switched it to Las Vegas. My father grew up in the area and we still have a lot of family there. I actually enjoy every trip there that we've been able to manage as a family.

My grandmother Lillian who lives there is absolutely the sweetest and most sincere person that I've ever met. I've yet to hear a foul word out of her mouth and even her exclamations of joy or shock are peppered with the words "oh, dear" and "isn't that nice." She's a small and dainty woman of Swedish heritage. She lives with my uncle Bill in the home that she and my grandfather had raised their children. She's also very active and even plays bridge with her friends.

A few days ago, a car carrying these 4 octogenarians was hit by another car after returning from a bridge game. Two of them remain in critical condition. Grandma only suffered a broken rib and quite a few bruises but you can tell talking to her just how much pain she is in. This has shaken me some as all I can think about is how I currently dislike cars and how important a role she plays in my belief that there are kind and gentle people out there. Get better, Nana.

10 comments:

Jenn said...

My prayers are with you, Nana...

LoraLoo said...

I hope Nana feels better soon.

Miss Hobby said...

Hugs and prayers for you, Nana, and her friends.

Fred said...

Get well soon, Nana.

Moose said...

Hoping everything turns out alright.

Bar Bar A said...

OH NO! This is terrible, I hope she gets better quickly. She sounds like such a sweet woman. I hope the others recover too.

Nana is lucky to have you, I bet your one of the joys of her life.

BeckEye said...

Oh my gosh...that's horrible. All the best to your Nana and friends. I just adore old folks. I never knew any of my grandparents, and I've always felt cheated on that end.

Teri said...

I am sorry to hear this. Please keep us updated to how she is doing.

dusty said...

god i am so sorry..i hope everyone is fine..its not the car that hurts us, its the driver..its a huge freaking lethal weapon and some people have no clue when they get behind the wheel that they now control a 1 ton piece of metal that can kill people in the blink of an eye.

New White Keds said...

Much love and healing thoughts to Nana and her friends.

My Nana turns 91 today, and I will give her an extra hug just in case...