On the first day of January, 2013, I received a message from Bloggers telling me I had a new follower for one of my other blogs. Her name was Granny Gee. Her small blurb on Bloggers, part of which appears below, had me nearly crying and I decided to check out her blog.
"… the caller ID showed Tommy was calling! I answered it, my mind became confused as I realized it wasn't Tommy, but.. a strange man's voice saying, 'I have a man lying here on the beach, he's not breathing!'"
Tommy was Granny Gee's son.
Despite her grief and despite her sorrow, Granny Gee manages to bring joy into her blog, Happy Colors and Granny Gee. The sincerity, the warmth, and the STORIES – my goodness, the stories this woman has to relate – are so fascinating, I had to force myself to stop reading them so I could get on with the rest of my day.
Here's just a glimpse into one of her blogs:
"There was a woman driver who drove solo, she delivered at the place we would go to. We would get a laugh (not in an ugly way!) because she would reach her destination, which was where we were, too.
She would go into her sleeper... change into a dress, and high heels! It would be funny because... we knew what to expect next. We'd watch for the door to open... and I would watch for her foot to show beneath the door.... with a high heel shoe on!
I would be thinking 'oh, my God! I don't believe this woman is stepping out onto the steps to come out of a tractor-trailer. She had to do it very easy so, as not to get her heels stuck in the little holes in the steps!
I would watch, feeling as if I was going to burst out laughing... I didn't want her to see me do that! I don't make it a habit to make fun of people... who am I to do that!? But, I have to tell you something! Don't think bad of me... it's the truth, and I'm just saying…."
You'll have to read the rest of her blog to find out what Granny Gee says next. Click From High Heels To ... Driving A Tractor-Trailer for one of the most honest and revealing blogs I've ever read.
Check out her artwork, too, in the lower right portion of her blog.
Granny Gee, you have a new follower – me. Thank you for sharing your grief with the rest of the world.
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