I Was Swallowed By A Hippo

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So Long, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Adieu #2

on May 18, 2013

ER 425This was a biggie. We said farewell to our fabulous granny yesterday, who passed away last Friday aged 100.

She was stoical, formidable,  inappropriately loud, occasionally tactless, very loving, sometimes terrifying, usually hilarious, beautifully coiffed and manicured always, a fashionista, a world traveller, a true blue Aussie girl. She was granny, great granny, mega G, Granny Bling,  whiskey and pearls, knitting and cards, bready butts* in bed and christmas pud, straight backs and best foot forward, “never a borrower or a lender be” , “I’m as old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth”. She was a legend.

*bready butts was granny’s name for fairy bread, a delicacy comprised of white sliced bread spread thickly with butter and topped with a generous sprinkling of sugar.  I think that’s what’s been missing from my life lately. Pass the mother’s pride…

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One response to “So Long, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Adieu #2

  1. Your Granny was quite wonderful Emma, and will be sadly missed by you all. I won’t ever forget her out for her daily walk on the banks of Loch Tay after L and S’s wedding, she amazing.

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