Remembering Grandma Pitcher
She would have been 108 today. We lost her just over 4 years ago but her memory and her influence on me and those who knew her continues today. It's my Grandma Pitcher.
Her name was Margaret Brainard. She had 5 kids including 1 boy, my Dad (Carl). She was born in West Warren, Pa. She lived in the house she was born in, right till the end.
There are many things about my Grandma that I loved. She had a wonderful laugh, that made you laugh when you heard it. She gave me my love of Life cereal, especially Cinnamon Life. It's my favorite still today.
One of her favorite pastimes is America's pastime. She loved to watch baseball on TV, especially the Yankees. In the winter, it bummed her out.
I told her that the YES network show classic Yankee games all the time, even in the winter. I also told her that the Yankees always win those games......Bonus.
3 years ago, Tara had to do a report on the most interesting person she knows. I tried to tell her it was me. Nope, she would not be deterred. She wrote her report on Great Grandma Pitcher. The best part was that Tara had a chance to read it to her before she passed.
Another time, Tara drew a boat on a card and called it "S S Grate Grandma." She also wrote that she was "Sweeter than Candy" with drawings of candy.
When she was younger, she loved to sing into Great Grandma's walking cane, (check out the last 10 seconds). In fact, she still has the walking cane.
At her funeral, it was more of a celebration of her life then a sad event. She knew where she was going from here and she did her best to help others to join her when they leave this earth as well.
Grandma P, thanks for everything you've done for me and all of the lives you've touched. You were a great woman and inspiration to all with your humility.
LOVE YA, GRANDMA