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When I think of Mary Helen Smith, also known to me as Grandma, I think of learning, laughter and love.
Now all of the felicitous times are just a big barrier of memories surrounding my heart.
I can remember doing puzzles with my Grandma. The table she'd use came up to my chin when I was first interested in the concept of putting pieces of colorful cardboard together. When we had finished forming all the pieces together, I was in pure fascination of how beautiful the picture was that the pieces had formed.
One time my family bought my Grandma a puzzle containing five thousand pieces. She worked on it (which took a lot of time) but eventually finished it. Grandma even made it into her city's newspaper about her puzzle. It made me feel that Grandma was famous. After she was done with it, she glued it together and stored it away underneath my Grandpa's bed.
Let me say to you that this puzzle had faces on it of people all over the world. Grandpa really enjoyed having a hundred faces looking at him during the night. "All the world is looking at me," he'd say.
Grandma taught me how to swim; she was a lap swimmer. When I grew up my cousins, my sister and I taught her how to do a bomb into the water. I bet she was the only Grandma in the world to do that.
Grandma once popped one of my rafts by jumping on it. Remember that, Mom? You popped the other one.
Grandma was involved in so many groups, clubs and activities; she was very popular. But it was time for God to take her.
I can see her right now: laughing, talking and probably even doing the Charleston with her new and old friends in heaven.
Grandma now is in charge of watching out over us. And in spirit she joins us today.
Grandma is like a ray of sunshine. She helps light the way. She keeps us warm and comfortable. She cradles us with her warm arms.
Grandma gave me so much wisdom; she was the smartest lady I ever knew. She had class and loyalty, courtesy and honor.
Grandma beat me in Monopoly every time--her iron got all the good properties. She taught me how to cross stitch. She let my sister and I have a fashion show using all of her clothes and accessories.
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