My 102 yr old grandmother passes this morning

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Grant Davis

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11-17-2008 05:59 PM

I got a call from my mother Saturday morning about 6:30 stating that my grandmother was not doing too well. I rounded up my daughters and we took a two hour road trip to see her for what I figured would be the last time my girls got to talk to her. It was a joyous trip and I had some good times with my girls telling them to think about all the woman has seen in her lifetime. Since 1906 the inventions and things we now take for granted have been enourmous. She never owned a car and never even had a drivers license, but she was there for all of us when any one of us needed her.

Fast forward to this morning when my sister called to tell me she passed about 8 this morning. My grandmother had 11 kids (6 surviving), and I can’t begin to count the number of grandkids, great grandkids and great-great grandkids that she will leave behind. She will be sadly missed.

I am heading home for the rest of the week and will probably not be on as much as normal. Have a great week and keep me and my family in your prayers.

Here is a picture of my grandma, my mom and my sister taken June 9th, 2007 at her 102nd birthday party.



-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#1 posted 11-17-2008 06:08 PM


I am sorry to hear of your loss.

I read someplace that when an elderly person passes, it is like a library burning down. It sounds like your family was blessed by having had the opportunity to “read” all of the “books” she had to offer. The experiences she had over this period of time certainly was exciting and the fact she could share them was a living history for your children.

Take Care,


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-17-2008 06:38 PM

Grant I am so sorry for your loss.You and your family will be in my prayers.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#3 posted 11-17-2008 06:50 PM


I’m praying for you and your family during your loss.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#4 posted 11-17-2008 06:51 PM

Sorry to hear this. My great grandfather passed at 105 in the ‘70’s but somehow had stories about how he lived through he civil war, when he was born after it. hehe

Old timer stories as another great grandfather called them, were always the best.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#5 posted 11-17-2008 07:15 PM

Grant. May your Grandmother go in God, and my your family feel his blessings in your lives. Contuinue to live in the memories of the ladies of your life.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#6 posted 11-17-2008 07:23 PM

It sounds like she had a good run and touched many lives. I’m sorry for your loss, but glad you got to see her one last time.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 11-17-2008 07:59 PM

Sorry about your loss.

At least she got her money’s worth making it to 102!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 11-17-2008 08:20 PM

sorry about your loss :(
just imagine what she has experienced. Our lives don’t even come close!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 11-17-2008 08:49 PM

I am sorry about your loss. God has taken her home. Our prayers are with you.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 11-17-2008 08:51 PM

Grant, I would like to quote a few lines from Abraham Lincoln, perhaps they fit.

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost.
A. Lincoln in a letter to Mrs. Bixby – November 26, 1864

In closing, I suggest taking a few moments with your family to write out and sharing your favorite memories of her. I find that often helps me remember not the pain of someone’s passing but the great impact they had on my life.

May God grant you and your family a sense of peace in this time of loss

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#11 posted 11-17-2008 09:17 PM

Grant, you and your family have my deepest sympathies. It is amazing the changes she saw in her life, essentially moving from a time when travel by horse and buggy was the mode of transportation to the advent of cell phones and personal computers. She was blessed to live to see the fifth generation.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 11-17-2008 11:17 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#13 posted 11-17-2008 11:38 PM

sorry to here of your loss

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#14 posted 11-17-2008 11:42 PM

Yes even at this great age it is sad when someone you love ddies. In My family all the men died at aged 60 or 61.She will be prayed for tonight in our home.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 11-17-2008 11:47 PM

That was one great innings for your grandmother Grant. Sorry about your loss.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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