Sunday, February 27, 2011
Thinking About My Grandmother
Lessie Cameron Graham.
This ceramic dog planter sat on her mantelpiece in the dining room for as long as I can remember. Maybe someone gave it to her full of flowers when my Great Grandmother Ada passed away in 1971, I don't know. But when my father asked me if I wanted anything, this is what I asked for.
She would have never approved of this soundtrack, but I do...
She was heavy...even at 85 pounds.
I can see her in her kitchen right now, baking biscuits and telling me to be "good."
And it is breaking my heart.
I didn't cry when she died. She lived to be 94. That's badass. And the way she went out is legendary. I just tried to help my Dad, an only child, get through it.
But I'm crying now.
It's about time.
I miss her.
Cover Star: My Kitchen on President Street, 2011
Headlining Band: The Giraffes, RIP
James M. Graham, Website
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James M. Graham, Monograph