Grandma Gursky

Started by Bob Gregory on Friday, September 17, 2010


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9/17/2010 at 6:13 PM

I remember sitting out on the bench next to the garage in the back at 358 Westside
Avenue, after the winter was over and the sun was warming the soil in her garden.
Grandma Gursky would sit there with me, planning out the garden, then telling me
in her soft voice, "made it through another one" referring to the hard winter, and then
adding, "darn it." She was very old then, in poor health, and looked forward to
my visiting her grave site when she passed on. As a little boy, I grew to understand
death, and so far more deeply, understood about life too. And, of course, like all her
many grandchildren, I savoured the pirogi's and haloopsi's she made at her wood
or coal fired cook stove, the wise words she sometimes passed along, and the network
of family that she so treasured and shared . . .. bob g

9/17/2010 at 6:22 PM

You're lucky to have such great memories!

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