Grandma’s House

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My grandma’s house has a very special place in my heart. I lived with my grandma for many years when I was little. Her house always seemed to have something about it that set it apart from all the rest. As you walk into the front door of her house you notice a long slender stairway that led up into the main hallway of the house. The strong smell of cigarette smoke is quite evident when you reach this point. Yes, my grandma did smoke.

My grandma’s house was always full of laughter and many cheers. Our family

used to call it Grand Central Station. There was always someone over her house visiting

whether it was family or friends. My grandma’s doors were always open to everyone no

matter what. When my grandma had company she would tell us very seriously, to act

nicely in front of them or we would get it.

My grandma always sat in the kitchen of her house. This is were she would

drink her hot, black coffee with no sugar and smoke Virginia Slim cigarettes. She would sometimes sit in her kitchen for hours upon end and watch the ducks and geese swimming by on the river and if it were warm enough outside, she would crumble up

some bread and feed it a little at a time to them.

In the summer time my grandma and whoever happened to be at the house

would sit out on the sundeck for hours and talk about anything and everything imaginable; she was known as the neighborhood gossip queen. The sundeck was a place

for everyone to sit and relax in the warm sunny breeze.

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Living at my grandma’s house was indeed alot of fun she was so easy going with me. She allowed me to do all the things that I wanted to do. She was always willing to lend me a hand in anything that I needed. She was a highly giving person to everyone around her and she never asked for anything in return. She always had an ear-to-ear smile

that would brighten up anyone’s day.

My grandma had a very softhearted voice that I remember sung us to sleep when we where little. She would wait with us until we fell deep asleep and in the morning she would wake us with the smell of hot, freshly cooked breakfast on the table.

Even as we got older she always tried to baby us when we were around her. My grandma was the kind, gentle, loving, caring grandma everyone wants.

My grandma passed away two years ago and it has been a very rough two years. After she died I moved out of her house into my own. She always said that when she died she would always be around to watch over us and take care of us and I think

that is exactly what she does.

My grandma had a very big influence on my life. She always instilled the best and finest qualities in me and always insisted I be the best I can be. She was always full of joy and tried to spread her happiness to everyone around her and I think that is what I miss most of all now that she is gone.

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