GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sad Day

Today I watch the ice collect on the trees and slowly drip away and it will soon be no more.


The same is with our friends and family.  They can be here today and gone tomorrow.

It is with sadness today that I say goodbye to Martha, one of our sweetest and most faithful customers.  Martha was tough.  She was the kind of person you admire because of her work ethic and honesty and integrity.  She was 84, and still cut her own grass and cleaned her own house to perfection.  She was meticulous.  She was always on time.  She appreciated the least little gesture, and when we gave her a couple of zucchini's from our garden a couple of years ago she went on and on about how she cooked them, how wonderful they tasted, and how grateful she was that we had thought of her.   She had lost her husband years ago but still found a way to bring him into each conversation.  She's sent many a customer our way....  telling them they didn't want to go anywhere else but to All About Hearing.  Did I mention she was one tough cookie?  The kind you might not  attempt to hug for fear of her pushing you away....  But on that first day that I ignored her tougher than nails image and gave her a hug,  I saw a tear in her eye.  And from that day forward, she didn't leave the office without one.   Then she'd tell me how much she cared for Gary and me...  I loved Martha and will never forget her.  And, I know in my heart that if there were any way for her to give us a call from Heaven...  she would be calling on this day to cancel her next appointment.   That's the kind of gal she was.  I will miss you Martha!  You will always hold a special place in my heart.


Gracie, how are you doing today?

It is with much sadness that I shall report that I stink to the high heavens.  My fur has gotten so long that when I poop. it wants to stick to my butt.  I can't even stand myself.  Mom picks at me and threatens to give me the B word but talks of grooming instead.    At night, I hide under the bed trying to escape my own stench.  But it follows.  So I guess I shouldn't be too upset that tomorrow will be a day of hell spa day for me.  I will feel better.  I know I will.  


4 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

Sorry about Martha, she sounds like someone I would have like to have known.

Get the scissors out and put Gracie out of her misery. (Give her a trim, you know where)

betty said...

Martha sounded like a beautiful woman; I know she will be missed by many; thanks for sharing her with us.

Gracie, Koda needs a "b" too. He's starting to get a little smelly himself.

betty

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am very sorry about Martha too.
I know she will be loved by many angels up in heaven. It is very sad to say goodbye,, she sounded very, very special
love
tweedles

TARYTERRE said...

Martha sounded like a lovely woman, indeed. GRACIE embrace that spa day. Just think of how sweet you'll smell afterwards.