I’ve written about her before.
She was a looker.
As they say back in Indiana. 😉
She’s the only Grandma I’ve ever known as my mom’s mother passed away when I was just six months old…
…Imogene is funny and spunky and I have always loved spending time with her. To get to spend one-on-one time with her is a sheer delight for me.
She got such a kick out of riding in my bright blue VW bug.
In May of 2007, on my way home from the Black Hole, she was exactly what I needed and it was my honor to take her bra shopping (oh, the funny story of that shopping trip) and then to Gray Brothers for her favorite meal.
The next year, I got to go back and spend more time with her and we had dinner once again at Gray Brothers.
I convinced her I could pick her up the next day so she could enjoy another meal with 6 of the 7 Kivett siblings who were all gathering at another local cafeteria.
She simply beamed through the whole meal. She loved them all so much.
In January of 2009 on my long road trip to the frozen Midwest tundra, I was so glad I got to visit again. It was such a gift that there was no ice in Indiana because I was able to take her on a car ride back past the farm and we got to visit with my Uncle Jack and Aunt Peggy at their house.
Treasured memories…I could go on and on.
I saw her for what would be the last time with darling twin Wizzy in July last year.
We brought her butterscotch pie from Gray Brothers and when I showed her the picture of her in front of that blue bug that I carry in my wallet, her face lit up.
Then she winked and giggled, “We had some fun, didn’t we?”
She passed away Saturday morning.
She is being buried this morning after 95 vibrant years on earth.
May she rest in peace knowing how much she was loved.